Looks like the vast majority of us will be working until we are 67 or maybe even 68. This after I was told that I could retire at 60 (I had the letter with the date etc). The new scheme seems to have evolved even more than before as at first we were told that if you were in before 2007 you would be okay, but now our union have told us (a few months late I might add) about full protection and tapered schemes or whatever. I think it is about time we lobbied our unions so we can still retire earlier, even if we have to pay more in, like the Police. Teaching is a young person's game and I doubt I could physically or mentally keep going until 67 or 68. And I do not wish to die in the job, after all, life is worth living. I think I will have to consider my future as I have no appetite to work on past my 60th birthday. Perhaps going part-time is one way of solving this issue, but even so, I think people should be able to expect a decent go at a happy retirement, or else what is the point? Our job is such a unique case, it is not the same as an office job etc. But I know I am preaching to the converted on here. If I quit at 60 I'd hardly get any pension and would have to wait SEVEN years for the rest!