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Plaid Cymru leader joins public sector workers to march through Cardiff

30/11/2021

Plaid - the only party to consistently support public sector workers in fight for fair pensions

Plaid leader Ieuan Wyn Jones supporting fair pension campaign #N30 (mp3)

Plaid Cymru’s leader Ieuan Wyn Jones AM joined public sector workers as they marched through Cardiff today in protest against unfair changes to their pensions. 

The strikes are a response to proposed UK Government changes in the measure of inflation used for increasing pensions, the amount of workers’ contribution payments taken from their salaries and, of course, the rising state pension age.

Plaid Cymru is the only part in Wales that has consistently voted against these proposed changes, while even the Labour party has failed to vote against them. 

As he took part in the march in Cardiff, Plaid Cymru’s leader Ieuan Wyn Jones AM said:

“The cumulative effect of the changes proposed by the UK government could see some workers lose up to a quarter of their pension over 30 years. There is nothing fair in these changes, and it is important that we support these workers today as they try to make that clear to the UK Tory and Lib Dem government.

”The UK government is proposing these changes in order to save money for itself, by taking millions of pounds out of the pension funds that individuals have contributed to throughout their working lives. This is completely unfair and unacceptable. Plaid Cymru has consistently voted against these changes in Westminster, and we will continue to do everything in our power to protect the pensions of Welsh workers.”

 

Plaid supporting fair pensions around Wales 

Rhodri Glyn Thomas AM addressing a rally in Carmarthen.