We are a volunteer-run grassroots campaign with over 60 local groups throughout England, Scotland and Wales. We are fighting the injustice imposed upon 1950s born women by the 1995 and 2011 Pension Acts. These delayed our State Pension Age by up to six years with little or no notice.
WASPI welcomes the submission which the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has made to the Ombudsman. It clearly sets out the various forms of injustice that we have suffered and makes a strong case for compensation at the highest level.
“The APPG strongly feels that now is the time for 1950s women to be given fast and proper compensation for the impact of successive maladministration.”
“These women … have faced horrific injustice and have been neglected time and time again. There is very little else to be said. The PHSO must act, and it must act robustly.”
On 24th November WASPI representatives were pleased to give evidence by Zoom to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Women’s Pension Inequality on behalf of Pension Partners for Justice (PP4J). Several 1950s women’s campaigns had been invited to explain how the lack of notice of the changes to our State Pension age had caused injustice. The APPG will collate the evidence and submit it to the Ombudsman as part of their Stage 2 investigation.
On 20th July the Parliamentary & Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) ruled that it was maladministration when 1950s women were not given adequate notice about the changes to our state pension age. We are now waiting for the PHSO to complete the next stage of their investigation and decide whether an injustice arose from this maladministration.
On 4th October 1950s women held a silent masked rally at Emmeline Pankhurst statue, St Peter’s Square, Manchester
On 6th September local council buildings lit up purple to support 1950s women!
The WASPI Campaign 2018 is run by volunteers who give their time freely to fight for and on behalf of 3.8 million women who have been affected by the changes to our State Pension Age.
You can make a donation via a bank transfer to the Waspi Campaign 2018:
Name of Bank: Barclays
Sort Code: 20-55-41
Account No: 40052590
These funds will go directly to the WASPI Campaign 2018 and will be used to promote the campaign nationwide.
Your donation will also help with running costs which we will, of course, keep to a minimum.
All donations, however big or small, are most gratefully received and will help us to continue our campaign to achieve justice for all the women affected.