WASPI women march through Norwich city centre demanding fair pension schemes

WASPI women march through Norwich city centre. Picture: Dominic Gilbert

WASPI women march through Norwich city centre. Picture: Dominic Gilbert - Credit: Archant

Women approaching retirement marched through Norwich city centre this afternoon demanding justice for their transition into pensions.

The Women Against state Pension Age Inequality (WASPI) campaign is a group that fights the 'injustice' done to all women born in the 1950s affected by the changes to the State Pension Law (1995/2011 Acts).​

The Norfolk branch took to the streets in Norwich today to raise awareness for their fight to achieve a 'fair transition' to a state pension.

Debbie de Spen, of the Norfolk WASPI group, said: 'Many women's retirement plans have been shattered because they weren't notified of these changes. Many only had 18 months notification of a six year rise in their retirement age, which came as a tremendous shock. We are asking for fair transitional arrangements in the form of some bridge pension between the original retirement age and our new one.

'This is a generation of women bearing the brunt of changes made by successive governments.'

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To find out more about WASPI Norfolk visit www.waspi.co.uk/norfolk-waspi-group-pain.

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