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Women pension campaigners set to raise awareness in Sidcup

PUBLISHED: 16:01 07 December 2017

Sidcup high street

Sidcup high street

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Women affected by pension changes are set to raise awareness of the difficulties they have experienced.

A group of WASPI campaigners (Women Against State Pension Equality) will be speaking to residents in Sidcup High Street on December 8, as well as attending other events in Bexley in the coming weeks.

The campaign centres on the impact changes to the state pension age have had on women who were born in the 1950s, who had been due to receive their pensions aged 60.

A spokesman said: “Many women have faced two very significant increases in their state pension age, and have had their pensions put back up to six years without timely notice, many losing more than £48,000.

“This loss of income has thrown 1950s women – many of whom started work at 15 and 16 years of age – into poverty, causing tremendous anxiety and worry for themselves and their families. WASPI women now need recognition of the clear injustice they have suffered.”

MPs are due to discuss the issue at a House of Commons debate on December 14.

Visit waspi.co.uk or @waspi_campaign on Twitter.

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