14324251_1138787949515017_574304950000347736_oWomen Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) is a national movement to legally secure fair transitional arrangements for the state pensions of women born in the 50s.

Cover image: WASPI campaigners spread the word in Birmingham city centre

In 1995, the Conservative Government’s Pension Act included plans to increase women’s SPA (State Pension Age) to 65, the same as men’s. Established in 2015, WASPI does not dispute the need to equalise the state pension age but feels that the way the changes were implemented is unfair, leaving many women and couples in financial difficulty as they come to retirement age.

Meeting of Birmingham WASPI supporters
Meeting of Birmingham WASPI supporters

The campaign is well supported, having recently raised over £100,000 in just 3 weeks in order to progress their legal battle.

The Birmingham WASPI group is looking for more people to get involved with the campaign locally. Their next meeting is at 11am on Saturday November 19th at the Custard Factory in Digbeth. After the meeting, the group will head into Birmingham to ‘Paint the Town Purple’, handing out WASPI leaflets.

More information & get involved:

WASPI web page

WASPI on Facebook

Birmingham WASPI Facebook group

Email Birmingham WASPI

 

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