WASPI on­the march again

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Jonathan Ged­des

Mem­bers of the lo­cal branch of Women Against State Pen­sion In­equal­ity will join­ing a na­tional day of ac­tion this Fri­day, May 26.

The demo will be­gin in Ge­orge Square af­ter 11.30am, be­fore mak­ing its way to­wards Ar­gyle Street and then re­turn­ing to the square.

Var­i­ous MPs, MSPs and coun­cil­lors will then de­liver speeches.

WASPI was formed as a re­ac­tion to UK leg­is­la­tion ac­cel­er­at­ing the timetable for pen­sion change by two years.

It means the state pen­sion age will reach 65 for women by Novem­ber 2018 and 66 by 2020.

The group say that peo­ple were not given enough time by the gov­ern­ment to pre­pare for chang­ing re­tire­ment ages and are call­ing for fair tran­si­tional ar­range­ments.

A day of protests acrosss the coun­try is planned.

Burn­side woman Anne Pot­ter runs the South La­nark­shire branch.

Any­one want­ing more in­for­ma­tion on the protest or gen­eral in­for­ma­tion on WASPI can email Anne at waspi­glas73@gmail.com or visit http://www.waspi. co.uk/glas­gow-la­nark­shire

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