"Pity this gang currently ruining the country show them some respect and think for a maoment"
This is part of the problem. The debate is basically framed as anyone who wants to change the status quo is bad, and the FF are victims.
It's nothing to do with "respect~ it's due to pretty much everyone not having any pension provision and the vast majority of private sector workers getting a 3% employer contribution against the 20-40% value of the public sector employer contribution of index linked / retire earlier / guaranteed benefits.
The other part of the debate seems to be "stop trying erode our benefits and improve your own" which is fine to a point but fails to take into account that if other employers had to make the same guarantees nearly every firm in the country would be shut in weeks, the country would be bankrupt and we'd all be unemployed (including the FFs).
The unions need to wake up and start telling some home truths - the good news is that we're living longer but unfortunately working for 30 years and paying relatively little towards your own retirement provision doesn't guarantee anyone the right to 40 to 50 years of free living. Like it or not, we all need to save more and work longer - the real focus should be on how we help people to do that - including putting in place much better provision to help employers and workers find solutions that enable more jobs to be done by the over 60s / 70s.
Japan can teach us a lot here - they have a much older population and already have many people in their 70s still working and living active lives - instead of telling FFs their lives are over when they reach 60 we should be helping them to plan for continued work in another sector for the ten or 15 years that follows. Just like everyone else.