Commenting on the announcement today (Saturday) that Labour plans to compensate women who have lost out on pensions, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:
“This is a step towards justice for the millions of women who’ve been treated shabbily.
“The raising of the state pension age with little warning was a cruel and heartless decision. It has left many women on lower wages struggling to make ends meet.
“This compensation will go some way to helping women born in the 1950s getting a decent income on retirement.”
Notes to editors:
– UNISON is the UK’s largest union, with more than 1.3 million members providing public services – in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in both the public and private sectors. One million of the members are women.
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