A PENSIONERS MANIFESTO FOR 8 JUNE 2017
All men and women shall be entitled to dignity and security in retirement that includes:
* A state pension set above the official poverty level, at around £200 a week and linked to the triple lock of the higher of earnings, prices or 2.5%.
* Greater funding for the NHS, an end to privatisation in the health service and a national social care system funded from general taxation that is free at the point of delivery and without meanstesting.
* Maintenance of universal pensioner benefits such as free bus travel, a £500 winter fuel allowance, free prescriptions and a free TV licence for the over 75s.
* More homes that are both affordable and suitable for everyone, whilst recognising the specific barriers to downsizing that older people face.
* New legal protection for older people from all forms of elder abuse, to ensure dignity and raise standards of care.
* A Brexit deal that safeguards the payment of pensions, the EU health insurance card and the rights of those UK pensioners living abroad.
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Regional Council at 11am (except August and January)
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Unison Birmingham, 19th Floor, The Maclaren Building, Birmingham, West Midlands, B4 7LR
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