Thursday, 29 July 2010

The Right To Work Past 65

Take a fact, spin it through 180° and you get a Daily Mail headline.

Since the banks trousered all our money to shore up their little gambling system the pension of the people has been under scrutiny. After all it's a big pot and would keep a bus full of bankers in the style they've become accustomed to. So sally forth the ConDem overlords to tell us that the chances are we'll not be able to draw our pension at 65. (Really they're hoping we'll die before drawing it). From the wings comes the Daily Mail to spin it as the government giving us the right to work past 65 years of age.

Well that's ok then, you can't have too many rights, can you?

Laugh? I nearly cried.

Workers will no longer be forced to retire at 65 from next year under radical Government proposals to be unveiled today.

Ministers want to end the idea that people are 'past it' once they hit the existing retirement age.

From next October, it will be illegal for firms to get rid of staff when they reach 65, allowing millions who are facing retirement to stay on, the Daily Mail has learned.

Employees will not be forced to work beyond 65, but will have the option to do so and could even stay on into their 70s or 80s.

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