Today, on International Women’s Day - Dame Rosie Winterton joined with women to support their call on
the Government to implement fair transitional arrangements for women affected by the State Pension Age changes.
Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) are running a campaign against the unfair changes to the State Pension Age imposed on women born in the 1950’s, many of whom had expected to retire at 60 but are now having to wait until they are 65 or 66. For some, they are now facing real hardship as a result, not having had enough notice of the changes to plan for their new circumstances, and the impact has been made worse by the Government’s failure to communicate the changes.
Dame Rosie said “I have been disappointed that the Government has not acted on the injustices placed on WASPI women and believe it should look again at what more can be done to help.”
“This is why I have signed up to WASPI’s call on the Government to deliver on its promise to look at transitional arrangements and measures to help the women who have been disadvantaged.”
Pictured with Pat Tarttelin, Chair of WASPI Campaign