Nov 07, 2022 Conferences

The Executive Committee of Ferpa met in Brussels on Thursday 3 and Friday 4 November. The meeting was attended by ETUC Assistant Secretary Ester Lynch At the end of the meeting, the Committee approved the following motion:
“The Executive Committee of FERPA, the European Federation of Retired and Elderly People (FERPA) meeting in Brussels on 3 and 4 November 2022, notes the rise in prices of energy, food and other expenses and that inflation is rising in all European countries much faster than pensions and salaries, hitting pensioners, workers and their families hard. Crises, the conflict in Ukraine, sanctions, disruption of supply chains and the continuing consequences of Covid are driving up the cost of living, creating increased poverty, particularly among the elderly. The Executive Committee of FERPA calls on the European Institutions to pay more attention to the consequences of this serious situation on pensioners already weakened by the pandemic. Access to health care and energy cannot be guaranteed to the elderly if no measures are taken on the amount of pensions and their immediate revalorization equal to at least the increase of inflation and the cost of living. FERPA fully supports the mobilisation action set up by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) in order to obtain anti-crisis support measures for retired and working families.

Brussels, 3-4 November 2022”