UNISON women join protest against pension inquality

Union members join WASPI lobby of Parliament over pension age increases

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UNISON members joined hundreds of women lobbying for pensions equality in Westminster today.

The lobby of MPs and national demo was organised by the WASPI – Women Against State Pension Inequality – campaign group and supported by UNISON.

The group is campaigning against the unequal effect of pension age increases affecting women born in the 1950s, in particular.

The equalisation and increase in state pension ages has meant that these women are faced with a larger than expected increase in their state pension age.

Today’s lobby and demonstration is part of a campaign to get the government to look again at the transitional period and possible compensation for women whose state pension age is set to rise by more than a year by April 2020.