The Backto60 campaign emerged as a result of these actions and the group continuously urged the Government to amend the changes or pay restitution to the affected women. Over the last few years, the Backto60 campaign had their court cases dismissed and
Worryingly, the same data highlighted that women over 50 are one and a half times as likely to have suffered mental health problems because of the crisis than men. Ian Atkinson, a director at SunLife, commented on these problems: “Our research shows
“Evidence now shows that a woman’s pension is significantly lower than a man’s.” For International Women’s Day, Shelagh Simmons, Solent WASPI Group coordinator, compiled a collection of the personal experiences of women born in the 1950s. “I was denied the possibility of
Coronavirus has had a devastating impact globally, with loss sadly being felt across the world. The economic impact has meant millions of people in the UK have lost their jobs, faced pay cuts and/or had to turn to the state for support.
Not opposing the increase to the state pension age for women, WASPI opposes the way in which the changes were introduced. The campaigners are calling for “fair transitional arrangements” for the women born in the 1950s who have been affected by the