Will the strike change anything?
The much anticipated day of action is upon us, and am I the only one who still isn't clear what the aim is?
I sympathise with public sector workers. The raid on their pension pot was always going to be done by a gleeful Tory party who won't be touching the Christmas bonuses of the top earning private sector bosses this year.
But the wider issue of expectations, pensions and lifespan still exists.
As we live longer, our pensions have to be stretched out over many more years. Often the end of those years is spent requiring expensive care in homes.
As the baby boomers approach retirement, their own offspring (I count myself in this) are less in number and saddled with large mortgages and student debts.
We are going to have to work harder, for less, for longer to sustain our post-working life, which may add up to around a third of our entire lives if life expectations continue to rise, and we don't toil ourselves into a early grave - maybe that's the plan!?
Today's strikes will highlight a frustration with the government, but won't force a policy change.
For that, we must look at the make-up of our society now, and start to think seriously about how we are going to afford to keep ourselves for the next 50 years.