ASLEF Circular

28 July 2005

PAY UP FOR PENSIONS TUC March and Rally, Saturday 19 June 2004

TO: ALL BRANCHES AND REPRESENTATIVES AND ALL RETIRED MEMBERS 


Fellow Members,

PAY UP FOR PENSIONS TUC MARCH AND RALLY SATURDAY 19 JUNE 2004


The demonstration has been called by the TUC to draw attention to the growing pension crisis. Trade unionists, pensioners, workers who have lost out in recent pension collapses and others concerned about their pension prospects will call for a new deal for pensions. The demonstration has the full support of the National Pensioners’ Convention.


The TUC is calling for:

  • the basic state pension to be linked to earnings to provide a secure foundation on which everyone can build a pension

  • a new occupational pensions settlement based on compulsory contributions from employers and employees (with special arrangements for the low paid)

  • urgent action to help women who face much lower pensions in retirement including making it much easier for women who take career breaks to build up a full state pension

  • compensation for those who have lost out in recent occupational pension fund collapses who will not be covered by the new Pensions Protection Fund

  • more choice on retirement, not higher retirement ages.


These demands are in line with the ASLEF’s Annual Assembly of Delegates policy. It is important that ASLEF members attend this vital important rally and bring their branch banners and ASLEF regalia to show our full support on this vital issue. ASLEF has been at the forefront 

The demonstration will assemble at noon on 19 June on the Embankment, by Temple tube station and march to Trafalgar Square where a rally will be held. ASLEF members are asked to meet at Cleopatras Needle (nearest tube embankment).

Members who are unable to walk the march should congregate in Trafalgar Square for 2pm.

For more information please see www.tuc.org.uk/pensionsrally 

Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of your members

Yours fraternally,


Keith Norman
Acting General Secretary

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