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Demonstration: 68 is too late

The state pension age is already too high and the government must clearly rule out plans to raise the state pension age any further in the forthcoming Work and Pensions review. That’s the message from a coalition of trade unionists and campaigners.

68 is too late!

With a general election just around the corner, it is crucial we show policy makers that we will not allow the state pension age to increase when rises in life expectency have stalled and so many inequalities exist.

Thats why on the 2nd May at 2pm we will be holding a joint demonstration against raising the State Pension Age. Further details can be found below.


A message from Jan Shortt, NPC General Secretary

'It has long been NPC policy that the state pension age should not rise to 68 and should in fact decrease to 65 with a view of reducing it even further.

So we would really encourage all NPC affiliates and supporters to sign the 68 is too late petition, and also to share it widely through your networks and groups and to encourage friends and families to sign it too. It would also be great if you are also able to attend the demonstration.

Raising the state pension age will negatively affect many older workers who are already struggling with health conditions that affect their ability to remain productive and in the workforce.

Changes to the state pension age will not affect myself and others who have already retired, but it will affect our children and our grandchildren.

They deserve to have a better retirement than the one that many current pensioners are experiencing.'

The petition can be found on


Download the Unite flyer

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Download the NPC 68 is too late flyer

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Event Details

Date: Tuesday, 2 May 2023

Time: 2:00pm

Location: College Green (also known as Abingdon Street Gardens) 5 Great College Street, London, England, SW1P 3JY

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