Tuesday, March 28, 2006


Millions of council workers came out in protest today over government plans to raise their retirement age from 60 to 65, in the biggest strike to hit Britain for 80 years. Thousands of schools, libraries and leisure centres around the country were closed and many bus and rail services came to a standstill causing travel chaos. Many council services across the U.K. were crippled by today’s strike. The issue of pensions is a problem that affects everyone in Britain, both public and private sector workers. Maybe the whole country should go on strike, it’s in such a mess! We’re being told that people are living longer and there’s no longer enough money in the state pension pot, so we will all have to work longer. Maybe if the government hadn’t wasted billions of money on three years of conflict in Iraq, we’d have plenty of money to cover everyone’s pensions, both the private and public sector workers.

1 comment:

Martin W. Barnes said...

I couldn't agree with you more, Naomi.

I DARE Turner to try to live on a working-class pension!