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"Pensions and women", to debate: next Thursday, October 10, at the "Father Salmerón" Library, at 7:30 pm (01/10/2019)

The Círculo de Mayores de Podemos, member of the Coordinator of Pensioners of the Region of Murcia, has organized a talk-colloquium in Cieza for next Thursday, October 10, at half past seven in the afternoon, in the Municipal Public Library " Father Salmerón ", located in the Corner of the Convent.

This act is part of the public outreach and debate campaign that the Pensioners Coordinator has been developing in the weeks prior to the large demonstration scheduled for October 16, in Madrid, in which a massive popular clamor in defense is foreseen of the public pension system and against its privatization and degradation.

The debate, which will be presented by the celestial José Eduardo Illueca, will have as its motto "Pensions and women: present and future", and Maria Marín, Secretary of Social Rights and Civil Society of Podemos Región de Murcia, the retired lawyer Pedro Martínez Díaz and the pensioner Miguel Campillo.

José Eduardo Illueca tells us that "it is necessary, first of all, to thank the Coordinator of Pensioners for their meritorious effort to bring the public debate on pensions to the last corner of the Region of Murcia, and also to Maria, Miguel and Pedro for their generosity and availability to join us in Cieza the next day 10 ".

According to Illueca, "the pension debate is going to be the big issue in the coming years, and it is no exaggeration to say that the class struggle in the near future is going to be waged, eminently, on the public pension board ".

Pensions cannot be a business, they are a fundamental right enshrined in article 50 of our Constitution, which guarantees their sufficiency and their periodic updating, "therefore, they cannot be questioned, as they are not the domestic water supply, the health, education or citizen security, although, of course, it will be necessary to provide for its financing. "

This is an idea to which, in Illueca's opinion, "certain economic powers try to turn around, propagating the mantra of the unsustainability of the system, but they do so out of pure economic interest, since they have long since set their sights on private pensions as an opportunity to obtain benefits, disregarding all the value of public pensions as an instrument of solidarity between generations and social cohesion. "

Within the context of pensions, as in many others, women are the most disadvantaged, with a very large income gap compared to men, since many of them never quoted or did so for much less than they worked, " so that at the stage of their old age they have no more income than non-contributory welfare pensions or low widow's pensions. "

Therefore, it is totally justified that special attention be devoted to the specific problem of pensions and women, as is the purpose of this talk.

Finally, Illueca reminds us that the pensions of our elders, our own pensions tomorrow, are, above all, "a matter of human dignity, which is lost when people lack economic sufficiency; a society that is not recognized in his elders, who checks them out, who abandons them to their destiny, is not a decent society, it is not a society in which I want to live, "and invites us all" to attend the act of the 10th day in the Library, of course, but also to the demonstration of the 16th in Madrid, which we must turn together into a solidarity and resounding cry in defense of public pensions; in defense of solidarity. "

Source: Podemos Cieza

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