Women fight for fair­ness

Argyllshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

A GROUP fight­ing for pen­sion equal­ity for women met in In­ver­aray last Satur­day, with mem­bers trav­el­ling to the Royal Burgh from all over Ar­gyll.

Women Against State Pen­sion In­equal­ity (WASPI) is a cam­paign group call­ing for fair tran­si­tional state pen­sion ar­range­ments for all women born in the 1950s.

The 1995 Pen­sion Act in­cluded plans to in­crease women’s state pen­sion age to 65, in line with the male re­tire­ment age. WASPI fun­da­men­tally dis­agrees with the way in which the changes were im­ple­mented.

The group seeks fair tran­si­tional ar­range­ments, in­clud­ing a ‘bridg­ing’ pen­sion to pro­vide an in­come un­til state pen­sion age, with com­pen­sa­tion for losses for those women who have al­ready reached that stage.

More in­for­ma­tion about WASPI can be found at waspi.co.uk.

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