Meet­ing on pen­sions in­equal­ity

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Yourviews -

THE Women Aa­gainst State Pen­sion In­equal­ity (WASPI) Widnes and Run­corn group’s next meet­ing is due to take place tonight.

Run­corn Golf Club will host the event at 7.30pm, Thurs­day, Au­gust 31.

A spokeswoman said meet­ings will al­ter­nate be­tween Widnes and Run­corn to be fair to mem­bers.

WASPI’s aim is to bring in a tran­si­tional phase to rais­ing the state pen­sion age to 65.

Cam­paign­ers have said on­go­ing changes mean women born in the 1950s have been left with lit­tle time to adapt or make other ar­range­ments and that the re­forms have hap­pened with lit­tle or no no­tice and faster than planned.

The spokeswoman said: “Please come along as the group is all about try­ing to get ei­ther com­pen­sa­tion or tran­si­tional ar­range­ments for as many 1950s women as pos­si­ble, re­gard­ing the rapid rise in their state pen­sion age, with lit­tle or no no­tice.

“Writ­ing your com­plaint let­ters to the Depart­ment Of Work And Pen­sions is the sure way to putting your name on that list of claimants.”

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