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Time for pension equality

Women’s conference shows full support for WASPI campaign for pension equality

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Blog: The WASPI campaign is a struggle for fairness

Some women have already waited years for an answer from the government – some as many as six years. That’s not fair or just, and it’s created real financial hardship, especially for those who’ve waited 14 years from the passage of legislation to being informed about the changes made. That’s 14 wasted years where different retirement plans could have been made.

General secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.

Women pension losers to lobby MPs on International Women’s Day

Women born in the 1950s who lost out on their state pension when the government made retirement age 65 for both men and women are lobbying MPs later today (Wednesday). The changes introduced in 1995 have affected approximately 2.6m women now in their late 50s and early to mid 60s, who’ve had barely any notice […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Women and Pensions – a UNISON briefing. Updated November 2017

Women and Pensions. What can you do to get a decent income in retirement? A UNISON briefing.
Updated November 2017

Media on the UNISON National site.

Women from across the North to lobby MPs over state pension inequality on International Women’s Day

  Women across the north of England are travelling to London today (Wednesday) to lobby MPs against changes to the state pension age that left many out of pocket when the government made pension age 65 for both men and women. The changes introduced in 1995 affected approximately 2.6m women now in their late 50s […]

Article on the UNISON Northern site.

Blog: Our union will continue to stand with the WASPI women

Recently the fight has gone to the courts. Yet today the High Court ruled against them. This is a terrible blow for the millions of women who will have been hoping for a very different outcome.

General secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.

Fighting for a fair transition to the new state pension age (WASPI)

An A5 leaflet outlining UNISON’s support for the WASPI campaign to get a fair transition to the new state pension age for hundreds of thousands of women

Media on the UNISON National site.

Safety and pensions up front as women’s conference opens

First day of debate sees elegates discuss health and safety for women, plus the plight of the Waspi generation

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Blog: Support WASPI, Support State Pension Equality

There have been a number of misunderstandings about the increase in women’s state pension arrangements (SPA). It has been said they were given 2 year’s notice of this change – they weren’t. Some women were expecting their pension in 2014. The first time they heard that they wouldn’t was in 2010 when they requested a […]

Article, News on the UNISON South East site.

Women pension losers to lobby MPs on International Women’s Day, says UNISON

Women born in the 1950s who lost out on their state pension when the government made retirement age 65 for both men and women are lobbying MPs later today (Wednesday). The changes introduced in 1995 have affected approximately 2.6m women now in their late 50s and early to mid 60s, who’ve had barely any notice […]

Article, News on the UNISON South East site.