Clifford_Pope wrote: »
Fair enough. If she can carry an unconscious man on her shoulder climbing down a long escape ladder then good luck to her - she deserves her uniform.
Given that (according to Wikipedia) since at least 2007 (she joined in 1998) she's had desk jobs, I'm guessing she's not doing a lot of fieldwork at the moment.
And hopefully that option is also available for any male members of the profession who find their strength reducing as they become older.
LHW99 wrote: »
Well I can assure him that trying to lift a large size indoor fire extinguisher and run with it was well beyond my strength even in my 20's. However, give me a group of a dozen or so under fives - no problem!I joined the WRAF in the 1970s, and was expected to be able to pick up a fire extinguisher and use it/run with it - but dealing with a large group of under fives would have scared the carp out of me!
And yes, I am in the group whose retirement age was lifted by Government twice, and as I have said before, doing that twice left a bit of a bad taste - I would rather have had it all done at one time. But it had to be brought in because equality can't just be for the nice things, it has to be for everything as far as is reasonably practical.
Silvertabby wrote: »
It's deja vu all over again. I initially thought that Backto60 just wanted the 2011 changes overturned but no, they too, think it is fair and equitable for all women born on or before 31 December 1959 to receive their State pensions from 60 but that women born on or after 1 January 1960 did have enough notice of the changes and so will be happy to wait until they are 66+.
Malthusian wrote: »
The WASPI leadership had already tried a campaign which concentrated on the 2011 changes, a couple of years before they founded WASPI itself, and it flopped with virtually zero media interest.
Fast forward to 2018 and Anne Keen was again involved in a split of WASPI which has now seen 2 camps - WASPI Campaign 2018 and WASPI Ltd. Both still say they want transitional arrangements from age 60 which apparently translates into a bridging pension which they never say how much it is. They will negotiate with the government :rotfl:Posted by jem16
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