Pension ruling a disaster for 1950s-born women, says UNISON

MPs must now intervene to give the support that is due

Commenting on the judgment from the Court of Appeal today (Tuesday) over the raising of the state pension age and the impact this had on women born in the 1950s, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said:

“For a generation of women, this is nothing short of a disaster.

“Raising the state pension age with next to no notice has had a calamitous effect on their retirement plans.

“Those on lower incomes have been left in dire straits, struggling to make ends meet with precious little support from the government.

“It’s now time MPs intervened to give them the financial help many so desperately need.”

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 the public, voluntary and private sectors.

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