6 August 2012
People who have signed up as supporters on the website at 68istoolate.org.uk were asked why they backed the campaign.
A female civil servant from Scotland said: “I'm 54 and will now have to work till 66. Despite this, after a recent unsuccessful application for a promotion I was told in a feedback session not to bother about career development as I was too old.”
A 47-year-old male prison officer from the midlands in England said: “I face confrontation every day with prisoners that have robbed, assaulted people, burgled, raped and murdered. I face the ultimate sacrifice of death on a day-to-day basis. To expect me to have to face violent confrontations until I am 68 is outrageous. Would you want to do it?”
A bus driver from Wakefield said: “Colleagues at my depot who are over 65 work part-time. I don't think it will be safe to force people to keep driving buses full time until they are 68.”
A 42-year-old teacher and mother-of-three from Shropshire said: “Family is an important infrastructure for society and I always envisaged being able to help my kids with child care. I resent the lack of choice for both me and my family.”
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