Sig­na­tures sought at sec­ond WASPI meet­ing

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Ar­ran Women Against State Pen­sion In­equal­ity group (WASPI) are ap­peal­ing for more peo­ple to sign their pe­ti­tion for a de­bate in par­lia­ment on state pen­sions.

The pe­ti­tion will be avail­able at the sec­ond WASPI meet­ing on the is­land which will be held at the Or­mi­dale Pav­il­ion on Wed­nes­day Novem­ber 15 from 6.30pm to 8pm.

The newly formed Ar­ran group has joined women across the coun­try fight­ing for fair tran­si­tion for 1950s born women who will lose on av­er­age around £40,000 in state pen­sion. The cam­paign­ing group is apo­lit­i­cal and is gain­ing sup­port from all of the ma­jor po­lit­i­cal par­ties in­clud­ing Labour’s Gra­hame Mor­ris MP, who raised the WASPI pe­ti­tion to get a sec­ond de­bate at West­min­ster.

WASPI are call­ing on the peo­ple of Ar­ran to sup­port the women af­fected by the ac­cel­er­ated state pen­sion age changes and to sign the pe­ti­tion in sup­port of lo­cal women.

The pe­ti­tion can be signed by any­one, pro­vided they are on the elec­toral role, and an­other 18,000 sig­na­tures are needed to se­cure a new de­bate.

For more in­for­ma­tion on this group or to get in­volved please email ayr­shire­

South Ayr­shire WASPI mem­bers make their voices heard at a re­cent South Ayr­shire Coun­cil meet­ing.

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