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started by: patty-549001 · last update: 1449606383 · posted: 1446831251

  A new campaign group has recently formed in the UK called WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign) to "seek fair transitional arrangements for all women born on or after 6th April 1951 who have unfairly borne the burden of the increase to the State Pension Age (SPA). Hundreds of thousands of women have had significant changes imposed on them with a lack of appropriate notification. The 1995 Conservative Government’s Pension Act included plans to increase women’s SPA to 65, the same as men’s. Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI), agree with equalisation, but don’t agree with the unfair way the changes were implemented – with little/no personal notice (1995/2011 Pension Acts), faster than promised (2011 Pension Act), and no time to make alternative plans. Retirement plans have been shattered with devastating consequences." A crowdfunding exercise raised enough to pay for legal advice and barristers are currently considering potential action. A petition has been signed by more than 21,000 people since the 20th October. Yesterday it was announced that the Parliamentary Select Committee for Work and Pensions will be seeking submissions from women born in the 50's. "The Work and Pensions Committee have launched an inquiry into the new State Pension introduced in April 2016. Concerns have been raised that many of those who will be affected by the changes do not know enough about the changes or exactly what they will mean for their pensions." More details here http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/work-and-pensions-committee/news-parliament-2015/state-pension-launch-15-16/ I am sure that there are many of you (like me) who are affected by these changes. You may want to consider signing the petition and asking your family and friends to do the same herehttps://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/110776 You can find more information about the campaign and read some of the heartbreaking stories about women who have been left without the money they are entitled to herehttps://www.facebook.com/WASPI-Women-Against-State-Pension-Inequality-Campaign-877054125688402/?fref=ts Please pass this information to the women you know who were born in the 50's!

started by: USAGSO Geneva · last update: 1445969456 · posted: 1445969456

USA Girl Scouts Overseas in Geneva is seeking motivated, committed and responsible individuals to be part of bringing the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to girls in the Geneva/Vaud region.  We urgently need a Secretary, trainee Registrar and Volunteer or Event Coordinator for our Overseas Management Committee. If you value courage, confidence and character, be part of a team that fosters these qualities among girls and troop leaders. No work permit is required, but you can gain valuable leadership experience and a work reference for your CV. Let me know if you have questions or would like more information. Christine    

started by: Meenu · last update: 1445471206 · posted: 1417034538

Hi, I would like to either start a crafts group, or join an existing one, in geneva. The idea is simply to meet up once or twice a week and spend some time together doing whatever craft-y activity one is into. Mine is jewelry making but it could be quilting, patch-work, whatever. Each person could do whatever is their passion. I love beading but sitting around alone is kind of de-motivating. I would be happy to have it at my place for a small group (4-5 people, postcode 1203). No charge, tea/coffee supplied gladly:-) Anyone interested? M.

started by: mamaV · last update: 1445115904 · posted: 1445115904

I'm looking for English Speaking Doctor in Annemase/ Etrembieres/ St. Julien/ Veyrier Geneva.

started by: PhilC-10055300 · last update: 1444738901 · posted: 1444738901

Check out the food and drinks blog for details of the high quality locally made British-style charcuterie now available at Migros Annemasse and Thoiry.

started by: Tako-T · last update: 1444226980 · posted: 1444226980

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started by: glendower-797411 · last update: 1444125424 · posted: 1443901572

my granddaughter has decided she needs a piano..to learn to play!does anyone have a learners piano to sell or dispose of!?

started by: squeeze-10043923 · last update: 1435920986 · posted: 1435920986

is it ok to live in this country and not try and learn 1 of the languages? I know people all have different jobs and are in different circumstances, but is it really ok to live here and make no effort at all to learn 1 of the languages? Even if just here for a short time, surely everyone should try?! I am not saying people need to be fluent, but is it not just basic respect to try and make an effort in the Country's language, and not expect everyone to speak English?

started by: Gabriele-10034113 · last update: 1429514059 · posted: 1428943880

Hello everybody! I was wondering if any of you could help me with the current research I'm conducting. University assigned me to research and collect all the possible data about retirement homes in Geneva and its area. If any of you had a chance to encounter such facility, could be so kind and share your insights about it with me? Thank you in advance! Have a lovely day!

started by: nadia39 · last update: 1426535714 · posted: 1426535714

Hello everybody, I am of a Moroccan origin but live for the moment in Madrid. I will be moving to Geneva for good in a couple of months to join my husband and settle down there. As a teacher of English as a second language and translator(Arabic/spanish/french to English), I am currently looking for a job there for the new academic year. Any suggestions of reliable websites or companies where I can apply? or some useful contacts for potential employers? Also I would like to get to meet new people in Geneva to exchange experiences and interests. Thanks in advance and looking forward to hearing from you all. regards, Nadia  

started by: greenmanfrance-615602 · last update: 1426089774 · posted: 1426089774

Hi I am a breeder of Dexters in Gers, France. Could some one tell me a Swiss site, the equivalent of LaBonCoin.fr, for selling stock. Could you PM me. Thanks GreenMan Dexters, Mirande, Gers, France.              

started by: gueva26 · last update: 1425902920 · posted: 1425595100

Hello im Mae lyn Guevarra came from Philippines but currently living now in Norway as an Aupair. Im going to finished my contract by last week of May 2015. I am looking for a fulltime job or live in Nanny.i been working more than 4years as an Aupair so that i have many  experience especially taking care of children.If you want more information about me just feel free to send me a message.here`s my email add. maelynguevarra29@gmail.com Big regards! Maelyn :)

started by: AdamDempsey · last update: 1425294843 · posted: 1425294843

Hello all, I'm a Zurich-based writer, editor and education consultant looking to make the move to Geneva for personal and professional reasons. I would be grateful if anyone could provide me with some information on business networking events around the city that might be of use. I should also say that I will be in Geneva on the 12th and 13th of March. Many thanks in advance for any information you can offer. Regards, Adam

started by: nannoo · last update: 1421842929 · posted: 1182598882

Hello, can anyone recommend a good ...proactive...english speaking therapist, to help with some phobia issues, in the Geneva area. please either reply here or email me.thank you

started by: birdy-134791 · last update: 1421842843 · posted: 1174663437

Can anyone recommend a good counselor or naturopat who could help with stress-related anxiety problems? Many thanks.

started by: combi · last update: 1421757247 · posted: 1421757247

Conversation sessions with a French native speaker, fully qualified experince teacher. From the comfort of your home or office, all you need is a good internet connection and a Skype account. Either individually or in pairs, for your personnal interest or professional needs, the conversations are adapted to the levels and topics you require. From 15 minutes to 1 hour sessions to improve your pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar skills. The best way to lear a language is to practise regularly. Don't hesitate to contact me for an informal chat.

started by: matt w · last update: 1421051928 · posted: 1420410861

Hi all, We are looking to sell a 2 bed apartment in a village 6 miles from Evian. I wonder could anyone recommend an estate agent that might sell in that area that is helpful and speaks good English? Many thanks   Matt

started by: racman62 · last update: 1420738655 · posted: 1420738655

I would like to know the best place to advertise a property maintenance business other than here on Anglo Info. I am aiming mainly for ex pats.

started by: feefifofum · last update: 1419232477 · posted: 1418900585

I'm visiting my mother and she mentioned she receives a lot of sales phone calls which are very irrritating.  Is there a Swiss equivalent to the TPS in UK where you can opt out of receiving such calls?

started by: Olga1-986769 · last update: 1418309975 · posted: 1418309975

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