I am grateful the information regarding Bognor and Chichester South Coast Waspi and its recent meeting was published in last week’s edition.
However, the article omitted to mention that after nearly five years of consistent campaigning from grass roots level – often in conversation groups on social media and now known by the generic term of Waspi – women against state pension inequality – we have the immense relief of knowing Parliament has taken notice of us.
The official Waspi campaign is led by six directors, two of whom, Angela Madden and Debbie de Spon, welcomed news from the Labour’s shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, that a debt of honour was owed to women born in the 1950s who say they were given insufficient notice of big changes to their state pension age.
He has proposed paying women born in the decade from April 6, 1950, to April 5, 1960, compensation on a sliding scale to make up for the increase in the state pension age we have been subject to.
This has been a long time coming. We will need to see the detail and will be working closely with the party to achieve fair compensation for all 1950s women.
Local Waspi women will continue to attend West Sussex general election hustings during December.
Further details are available on the Waspi Bognor and Chichester South Coast Group pages on Facebook.
Waspi Bognor and Chichester South Coast Group