Red Thread and G-WAR picketing outside of the Office of the President for the Sexual Offences Legislation
January 9, 2009
We appreciate the fact that the Minister of Finance has realized the need to increase the old age pension and has sought to do so. However, an increase of $300 is totally inadequate. It brings the pension to $6300 a month. Who could live on $ 6300 a month? We know that in addition to the pension , old age pensioners are provided useful help with water and electricity. But $6300 is not even enough to buy food for a month, let alone address essential needs other than water and electricity.
Red Thread & GWAR Living Income Campaign Leaflet #1 of 2010
INCREASE OLD AGE PENSIONS FROM THE MISERABLE SUM OF $212 A DAY!
“By the time we done pay de light bill we aint gat nothing left.”
This is the cry of many women and men who are old age pensioners.
Press statement: Red Thread and Help & Shelter, Thursday, December 10, 2009
Co-ordinator of Global Women's Strike
Quoted in NY Times Op-Ed: Pay People to Cook at Home!
In the Guardian: From welfare to wages, women fight back against the uncaring market
Listen to speak in Ireland: "How can women defeat austerity?"
Other countries we work with (so far...)
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UK Fri 17th May 13
Letter to The Guardian reporting on launch of petition 'Invest in a caring society. A living wage for mothers and other carers.'UK Thu 16th May 13
Messages of support to launch of petition Invest in a caring society. A living wage for mothers and other carers.UK Thu 16th May 13
Mon 13th May 13
USA Sat 11th May 13