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WASPI's day of action

At the Solent WASPI day of action at Ryde Pier are, from left, Bridget Tuck, June Wilson, Bev Cattermole, Fiona Brown, Chris Byrne, Shelagh Simmons, Carolyne Jacobs and Julian Critchley.

At the Solent WASPI day of action at Ryde Pier are, from left, Bridget Tuck, June Wilson, Bev Cattermole, Fiona Brown, Chris Byrne, Shelagh Simmons, Carolyne Jacobs and Julian Critchley.

Megan Baynes

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Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 19:00

SOLENT Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) group had a successful day of action.
Solent WASPI held a day of action on the Island, in support of the 10,000 IW women who have had their state pension age changed — in some cases twice — in recent years.
Members met IW MP Bob Seely in Cowes and, after hearing personal stories, Mr Seely promised to pursue the matter further.
Solent WASPI members in Ryde were joined by Labour’s Julian Critchley, who pledged support to the group during the election.
Joint group co-ordinators Shelagh Simmons and Carolyne Jacobs said: “There are 10,000 women on the Island who have been affected by the state pension age changes, so we were delighted with the positive response we received from locals.
“We were also delighted to bring this matter to the attention of visitors to the Island. We found many women were angry and upset about the way they’ve been treated and were pleased to hear about the WASPI campaign.”

 


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