To: Jeremy Corbyn, Labour leader

CITIZEN STATE PENSION SAME MONEY REGARDLESS OF NATIONAL INSURANCE HISTORY

CITIZEN STATE PENSION SAME MONEY REGARDLESS OF NATIONAL INSURANCE HISTORY

Labour Pensioner Policy:
Pay the same state pension money of 60 per cent of national average wage
to all UK citizen men and women pensioners already retired
and
to new pensioners from age 60 regardless of National Insurance history.

Why is this important?

THIS PETITION WILL CLOSE ONCE YOU TRANSFER YOUR SIGNATURES TO MY NEW 38 DEGREES PETITION - FOR PENSIONERS FROM 60 TO 100 PLUS, men and women alike.

Please transfer your signatures to my new petition that is £18,200 a year state pension for 30 years National Insurance record for a couple, by £175 per week per person state pension.
NEW 38 DEGREES PETITION
https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/pension-60-now-ps175-per-week

Regardless of SERPs opt out for those retired from April 2016. My new petition includes how to fund the increased state pension. Thanks.

TRADE UNIONS NEED TO TAKE UP AND WIDELY SHARE MY NEW PETITION PLEASE
https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/pension-60-now-ps175-per-week

The way to get the repeal of the Tory trade union bill and to ungag charities, is also the way to help retired trade union members.

Public sector works pensions are mostly between £2,600 (especially for women) and £5000 a year and have had only 1 per cent annual rise since 2010 and nil rise in 2016.

The huge austerity public sector job cuts hit women even harder than men, and was mostly achieved by early retiring men and women in their 50s.

Losing state pension at 60 therefore has been catastrophic for women, either widows or not in a partnership especially.

Once made redundant at 60, least chance of a new job and more likely to be still unemployed 12 months later. Only around 60 per cent of 60 and over are in employment.

Men and women alike lost pension credit (the minimum income guarantee) from age 60, at the same time as women lost state pension from 60 to 66. So thrust into the brutally callous Jobcentre system, only focused on leaving you to starve and become homeless, sanctioned beyond the 6 weeks medicine knows a person starves to death.

At the same time as disability and chronic sick benefit is being lost more and more, or never gained.

UNITE Community has an unemployed subscription rate, which will now include the men and women from 60 who have the least chance of gaining a new job.

You can claim your state pension and remain in your job, gaining a 12 per cent pay rise from no longer pay NI deductions, but your boss remains paying employer National Insurance of 13.8 per cent however old you work.

Half of the over 60s are within the working poor.

UK

Reasons for signing

  • Part of my working life has been part time so didn't always pay national insurance
  • It would be good to get the minimum higher £158 per week is the national minimum which is what most people are on and if you are not due that from national insureance it is made up with pension credit, So in a way it is equal anyway. Yes it all should go higher as you cant live on that amount
  • Because they need it more than sending the cash to other countries our pensions first

Updates

2017-08-06 18:56:11 +0100

PLEASE STOP SIGNING THIS PETITION AND TRANSFER YOUR SIGNATURES TO MY NEW PETITION. Thanks.
https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/pension-60-now-ps175-per-week

My new petition would end up £18,200 between a couple, each with full 30 years (not the raised 35 years as under flat rate) National Insurance, and regardless of the injustice of reducing the money by the SERPs opt out that few knew about and even fewer had the choice.

2017-07-25 10:35:37 +0100

This petition did not have any signatures for 2 weeks and is now only getting the odd one or two signatures, so have drawn up a new petition and informed all the signers up til a day ago of my new petition to sign that one, and widely share it for friends and family to also sign.
PENSION 60 NOW - £175 per week for all pensioner ages for 30 years National Insurance record, regardless of SERPs opt out.
https://you.38degrees.org.uk/p/pension60now

2017-05-27 02:45:47 +0100

Tory Manifesto has confirmed they would abolish the state pension, by ending the Triple Lock annual guaranteed rise (of 2.5 per cent a year) and stopping winter fuel allowance for up to 10 million out of 12 million current pensioners, never mind future pensioners, by making it means tested. Already a third of entitled pensioners do not claim means tested pension credit, the minimum income guarantee top up of all your income to be the same as if getting just the full state pension in old age.

Public sector works pensions have this Tory Manifesto double lock not triple lock as state pension (but not pension credit) has now, and had nil rise last year, or just 1 per cent this year when council tax has soared away.
INCREASED STATE PENSION Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/512562602284757/

2017-05-01 02:42:22 +0100

This petition is already addressed to Jeremy Corbyn Labour Leader who may well become the Prime Minister after June 8. Labour's pensioner pledge card enshrines the triple lock guaranteed annual rise in law in 2025 when Labour win the general election, showing they care for pensioners.

The Tories already said many times that they would end the triple lock, stop winter fuel allowance and the bus pass and that is within the pension review published 23 March 2017.

The Tories / Lib Dems in coalition 2010 - 2015 were against pensioners as are Tories today as the Tory government kept the state pension being taxed from the very first £1, so hitting all your income and giving pensioners less tax allowance than the rest of folk, who have £11,500 tax allowance in 2017.

2017-03-21 18:21:55 +0000

Rumours are abounding that we might just get a snap early general election, according to the bookies either May 4 (during local elections) or at least by end of the 2017 year.

Please share my petition widely with your adult children, other family and work mates to get more signatures so as to get this petition onto the Labour manifesto for the general election if we get one this year.
https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/citizen-state-pension-same-money-for-all-age-60-men-and-women

2017-03-21 18:19:55 +0000

38 Degrees please Ignore the Troll Florence May emailing 38 Degrees to complain about, in her words, trivialising / being grossly insulting, about my paragraph that began..."The high street tills will ring and ring and ring." And ended with the sentence: Ye Olde style sweet shoppe will abound in those great glass jars of old favourites. Sherbet Dips. Liquorice. Lemon Drops. Sugar Mice."... Those words were only for most elderly ladies, with no chance of money of their own, as they could not work once married and began their family and so have no state pension, works pensions, savings, being entirely reliant on their husband in life / inheriting husband's works pension (usually half of value) in death. The lady, Florence May, on Facebook certainly seems to lack any knowledge of women's social history.

2016-12-01 02:09:17 +0000

FACEBOOK CAMPAIGN PAGE for this petition is at
Pensioner Justice at
https://www.facebook.com/groups/512562602284757/
Please share on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks.

2016-11-29 21:27:40 +0000

5,000 signatures reached

2016-05-20 20:47:35 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2016-04-28 14:28:04 +0100

500 signatures reached

2016-04-28 07:04:40 +0100

Please share widely on Facebook and Twitter. UNISON pension campaigners will inform Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Leader, of this campaign at their national UNISON conference in June. A large number of signatures will encourage Jeremy Corbyn to take on that pensioner policy for current and future pensioners from 2020. Thanks.

2016-04-13 19:10:19 +0100

100 signatures reached

2016-04-11 22:29:45 +0100

50 signatures reached

2016-04-11 20:55:54 +0100

25 signatures reached

2016-04-11 19:46:30 +0100

10 signatures reached