Guests on Mike McLean’s morning programme on Friday 30 August were members Rosie and Moira from Women Against State Pension Injustice (WASPI) Scotland who are campaigning for fair transitional arrangements for the women who have had their Pensions delayed by up to six years losing up to £48,000 each.
You can listen again to the conversation on the link below or here at the Listen Again Mixcloud page.
Rosie Dickson from WASPI says: “We had little or no notice of this and the goalposts have been shifted twice plus the number of qualifying National Insurance years increased to obtain a full state pension which many cannot due to historical payment of the married woman’s stamp. Our local group has been active since 2016 and is one of the largest and most active in the UK. Some 3.8 million women are affected with 6,400 in Paisley North and 5,100 in Paisley South, also, East Renfrewshire has 6,000. Currently we are complaining to the DWP individually and have cases at the moment at the Parliamentary Ombudsman. They are on hold until the outcome of a judicial review which was held in June. We encourage anyone affected to lodge a complaint.”
More information on WASPI here.