OFN Friday Digest
The OFN brings you a roundup of the week’s news relevant to Older Women.

Extinction Rebellion To Hold 4 Days of Protest

Extinction Rebellion is inviting everybody to Unite to Survive at ‘The Big One’ – a four-day action from the 21st to the 24th of April 2023, where people from all groups and movements, not just XR, will gather throughout Westminster and at the Houses of Parliament.

More than 70 organisations are supporting – including Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and PCS Union to name but a few.

The streets will be transformed with People’s Pickets outside government departments and a diverse programme of speakers, performers and workshops, awash with colour and culture. There will be art and music, talks from experts, places to listen and engage, and activities for the kids. 

  • Friday 21st – Unite to Survive. Westminster is filled with flags, banners and people.
  • Saturday 22nd – Earth Day. An enormous, celebration & family-friendly march for biodiversity!
  • Sunday 23rd – Running Out of Time! The Big One coexists with the London Marathon.
  • Monday 24th – Choose Your Future. Parliament returns, the demand is delivered.

NPC and Unite are Joining Forces to Oppose Pension Age Rises

The NPC and Unite say that the state pension age is already too high and the government must clearly rule out plans to raise the state pension age any further. That’s the message from a coalition of trade unionists and campaigners.

Unite and the National Pensioners’ Convention have launched a petition against raising the state pension and campaigners are building support for a nationwide campaign.

Sign the petition


WASPI Campaign Update

“Our case is awaiting the Court’s attention and the Ombudsman has ‘acknowledged service’ in the last few days.

‘Acknowledging service’ is a formal step where he, as the Defendant, confirms he has received and considered the papers we have filed with the Court and wants to actively participate in the case. His acknowledgement of service form says he resists our judicial review claim without giving detailed reasons for doing so, which is permitted by the Court rules (the strict requirement for a full defence applies later on, though sometimes a summary is sent to the Court at this stage).”




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