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WELCOME TO THE WASPI CAMPAIGN 2018

We are a campaign group that fights the injustice done to all women born in the 1950s affected by the changes to the State Pension Law (1995/2011 Acts).​​

The 1995 Conservative Government’s Pension Act included plans to increase women’s SPA (State Pension Age) to *65, the same as men’s. WASPI agrees with equalisation, but does not agree with the unfair way the changes were implemented – with little or no personal notice (1995/2011 Pension Acts); faster than promised (2011 Pension Act), and no time to make alternative plans. Retirement plans have been shattered with devastating consequences.​​​ The WASPI campaign was started by five ordinary women in 2015 who decided to fight this injustice.​
*The 2011 Pension Act included plans to increase the SPA to 66.

THE AIM OF THE WASPI CAMPAIGN IS: TO ACHIEVE FAIR TRANSITIONAL STATE PENSION ARRANGEMENTS FOR ALL WOMEN BORN IN THE 1950S AFFECTED BY THE CHANGES TO THE STATE PENSION LAW (1995/2011 ACTS)

This translates into a 'bridging' pension to provide an income until State Pension Age - not means-tested - and with recompense for losses for those women who have already reached their SPA.  There are no specific age groups within the period mentioned above that are favoured above others.​​​

The Waspi Campaign do not ask for the state pension age to revert back to age 60​

ACHIEVEMENTS TO DATE

  STAGING A PROTEST IN THE PUBLIC GALLERY ON BUDGET DAY 29th OCTOBER 2018 
WHICH RESULTED IN STANDING OVATION FROM LABOUR AND SNP MPs.

CONSEQUENTLY  RECEIVED EXTENSIVE MEDIA COVERAGE AND
MESSAGES OF SUPPORT FROM MPs
  AND JOURNALISTS.


NATIONAL "SHOULDER TO SHOULDER" RALLY IN COLLABORATION WITH BACK TO 60 AND WE PAID IN YOU PAY OUT PENSION GROUPS. SPEECHES IN HYDE PARK FOLLOWED BY A DEMO IN PARLIAMENT SQUARE. CULMINATING IN BLOCKING THE ROAD AND BRINGING TRAFFIC TO STANDSTILL.

WASPI NATIONAL REGIONAL RALLY DAY 14th JULY 2018 - NUMEROUS RALLIES HELD THROUGHOUT THE UK

WE HAVE HAD 12 DEBATES HELD IN PARLIAMENT ON THE WASPI ISSUE PLUS 2 SNP MOTIONED DEBATES

DEBATE  IN WESTMINSTER HALL 05/07/2017 - STANDING ROOM ONLY!
 

    
SUPPORT FROM UNISON AND MANY OTHER UNIONS
   
                      
OVER 90 LOCAL GROUPS ALL OVER THE UK AND THE NUMBER IS GROWING WEEKLY

193,186 SIGNATURES WHEN OUR PETITION CLOSED AFTER 6 MONTHS

UK-WIDE MEDIA COVERAGE

NATIONAL DEMO IN LONDON ON JUNE 29TH 2016 - OVER 2.5K ATTENDED

NATIONAL DEMO IN LONDON ON 8TH MARCH 2017 - OVER 7K ATTENDED

OUR WEBSITE HAS RECEIVED OVER 2,500,000 HITS

LOCAL AND COUNTY COUNCILS SUPPORTING WASPI

OVER 100 MPS HANDED IN PETITIONS ON 11TH OCTOBER 2016 SUPPORTING THE WASPI​​ CAMPAIGN

​The WASPI Campaign has grown into a widely supported nationwide campaign.


WOULD YOU LIKE TO SUPPORT OUR CAMPAIGN​ AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE?

FOR PRESS/MEDIA ENQUIRIES

Email: Chris Shaw -  [email protected]

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