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When successive governments have encouraged us to provide for our retirements, you would think a business so closely connected to the State would be at the forefront of the campaign to persuade staff to pay towards a pension. The goalposts have been shifted so often that it has always been impossible to hit the back of the net.
When you joined Royal Mail in your mid-50s, you were told that with retirement then at 60, you were already too old to sign up.
When I contacted Royal Mail’s head office, I was told there was no record of any correspondence with pension bosses.
I handed over copies of your letters and Royal Mail’s replies, which repeatedly said you were too old to save for a pension.