Dublin Council of Trade Unions

Reason 22: Pensioners are Already Suffering from Cuts

People who claim that pensioners have been exempted from the recession and austerity cuts don’t know what they’re talking about.  Pensioners have suffered from a number of cuts to their incomes and living standards.

Campaigning groups on behalf of the elderly and pensioners have been highlighting the range of cuts in incomes and living standards.

And in the last budget there were under-the-radar cuts in the contributory state pension – many new pensioners will receive over 10 percent less than current pensioners.

Why should we march?  Because austerity has hit those – old and young – who cannot afford to pay for the crisis.

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