WASPI group holds in­au­gu­ral meet­ing

The Oban Times - - News -

THE WASPI ( Women Against State Pen­sion In­equal­ity) Ar­gyll and the Isles group held its first meet­ing on Satur­day Novem­ber 12 in He­lens­burgh.

The group brings to­gether women from Ar­gyll and Bute born in the 1950s who, due to changes in govern­ment rules on when a pen­sion can be drawn, will lose thou­sands of pounds, with some fac­ing fi­nan­cial hard­ship in their re­tire­ment.

Anne Greer, co-founder of the group said: ‘Some Ar­gyll and Bute women have been cam­paign­ing as in­di­vid­u­als on be­half of WASPI for over a year.

‘Work­ing with the UK WASPI group, we will be a force to be reck­oned with.’

MP Brendan O’Hara also at­tended the meet­ing.

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