WASPI women must be listened to
The SNP had an Opposition Day in the House of Commons last week and the first topic up for debate was the issue of unfair hardship that has been placed on women born in the 1950s as a result of changes to the state pension age.
The motion put forward by the SNP passed by 288 votes to 0.
The majority of Conservative MP’s chose to abstain.
Unfortunately, an Opposition Day motion is not a binding change in the law, so the Government are under no obligation to take action on this issue.
However, as the motion was passed, they now have 12 weeks to provide a response.
I hope that they will now see sense and find a way to help the WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality) women. It is time that they put this injustice right.
The WASPI women are victims of consecutive incompetent UK governments.
They paid into a system and now many are pushed into poverty because they are being refused their state pension.
Tomorrow night, women from across Renfrewshire are being invited to attend the Renfrewshire WASPI group’s information drop-in session at Paisley Grammar School at 6pm.
I will be in attendance to answer any questions that anyone impacted by this may have.
Please, if you think that you have been affected by this, come along tomorrow night.
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