Unions must fight pension age increase! Author: Dave Pannett If like me you’re between 39 and 47 years old then the recent government announcement that you will have to work 18 months longer before you can retire will have angered and depressed you. Yet again as the government has moved the goalposts for workers. An increase in the retirement age to 68 was due to apply to people born after April 1978. The government now says the new standard of 68 will be introduced in 2039, which will affect those born between April 1971 and April 1978. Women’s pension age is gradually increasing to 65 by 2018; from 2019 it will increase for both men and women, reaching 66 by 2020 and 67 between 2026 and 2028. Issues and Campaigns: PensionsPublications: Solidarity 445, 26 July 2017facebooktwittergoogle+whatsappemailprint Read more about Unions must fight pension age increase!