- 2019 National Retired Members Conference
- 7 June 2019
- Carried as Amended
We ask Conference to consider the impact of rising travel costs on older men and women not yet in receipt of a free travel pass due to their eligibility rising with state pension age. Many are experiencing loneliness and isolation, which in many cases affects their health and well-being.
Even men and women with a free travel pass who live in areas with limited bus services are affected as they have to rely on family and friends and even taxis that they can ill afford.
Conference therefore instructs the National Retired Members’ Committee to campaign to seek a change in government policy that would allow men and women at 60 to apply for a free travel pass.