Women born within the 1950s have stated they’ve felt “robbed, excluded and abandoned” throughout the coronavirus pandemic, based on a campaigner. Campaigners are combating for justice for all ladies born within the 1950s affected by the adjustments to the state pension age. Joanne Welch, the Founder and Director of the BackTo60 group which represents a few of these affected, spoke to Express.co.uk about why there’s a “huge concern”.
She stated: “Many 50s ladies work within the gig financial system and as frontliners: retail, hospitality, care, cleaners and many others.
“Many of them are frontline staff, and the loss of life charges in these occupations are far larger than different occupations.
“That’s been recognized by the ONS and is a large concern.
“Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the devolved assemblies, have all stated ‘keep dwelling’.”
Ms Welch continued: “They’re in disagreement with Westminster.
“Number 10 is saying ‘keep alert, return to work’.
“Many 50s ladies are calling the pandemic out as a cull of 50s ladies.
“We feel robbed, excluded and abandoned in this situation.”
She additionally informed Express.co.uk: “50s ladies do work within the care sector, however there are different individuals on the frontline and we care about everyone.
“We take care of the entire of humanity on this world pandemic.
“I’m talking today about 50s women which is why I’m focused on those examples and that concern.”
According to the ONS, healthcare staff are uncovered to the illness every day as they require shut contact with others.
They be aware that there’s a clear correlation between publicity to illness, and bodily proximity to others throughout all occupations.