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Support for WASPI campaign


When I've shared my new pensions campaign (see: http://www.norwichlabour.org.uk/protectpensions), many people have, quite rightly, commented to raise awareness of the pensions issues faced by the WASPI women.

I'll stand against pensions unfairness in whatever form it takes, be this unfair transitional arrangements for WASPI women or the Government's plans to bring forward changes to the state pension age.

I've previously supported the WASPI - Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign campaign both in parliament and in the constituency, and will continue to do so.


WASPI's campaign is fighting for compensation for women born on or after 6 April 1951 who are facing hardship in retirement as a result of the government’s changes to their state pension age. The government ignored calls from organisations who recommended they ensure that the women affected were given fair notice of the changes. This left many women with no time to make alternative arrangements. Their plans for retirement have been shattered.

It's totally unacceptable that these women are heading for financial hardship in old age because the government's failure to effectively communicate with them.

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