Dear Editor, I work as a homecare assistant and I don’t think that I will be able to carry on working until I am 66, 67, 68 or 69. I am really worried, not just about my own health, but whether I will be a danger moving and caring for the elderly.
The Government has simply not thought through its plans to make public service workers work till they drop. I am sick of hearing about gold-plated pensions when the reality is so very different.
The average pension in local government is around £4,000 a year – £2,800 for women – I don’t call that a fortune.
I pay into my pension week in week out. My pay has been frozen and the cost of living is going through the roof.
How the Government thinks I will be able to afford to pay more into my pension is beyond me. That is why I will vote yes to strike action on November 30.