McCaig to turn pur­ple in sup­port of WASPI cam­paign

The Oban Times - - News -

MCCAIG’S Tower will turn pur­ple this week­end in or­der to raise aware­ness of Women Against State Pen­sion In­equal­ity (WASPI) in Ar­gyll and Bute.

The Ar­gyll and the Isles branch of the or­gan­i­sa­tion has or­gan­ised ‘Paint Your Town Pur­ple’ events across the re­gion.

Ann Greer and Karen Mur­phy, from WASPI Ar­gyll and the Isles, re­cently gave a pre­sen­ta­tion at a full coun­cil meet­ing in Kil­mory.

Coun­cil­lor for Oban South and the Isles, Roddy McCuish said: ‘I pro­posed we do our best and lit up the tower and some of the CHORD lights pur­ple.

‘They were de­lighted with this and some peo­ple [from WASPI] are com­ing to Oban this Satur­day to at­tend.’

The colour pur­ple was cho­sen as it has his­tor­i­cally been as­so­ci­ated with women’s cam­paigns.

WASPI states that it is a cam­paign group that fights the in­jus­tice done to all women born in the 1950s, who have been af­fected by the changes to the state pen­sion law.

Al­though it agrees with equal­i­sa­tion, it does not agree with ‘the un­fair way the changes were im­ple­mented, leav­ing [the women with] no time to make al­ter­na­tive plans’.

Ann Greer and Karen Mur­phy of WASPI Ar­gyll and the Isles at Kil­mory.

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