Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI)
UNISON supports the WASPI campaign against this huge injustice against women born in the 1950s who have been given insufficient time and information to adjust to the increase in the State Pension age to 65/66. This affects a lot of our women members, many of whom are low paid – who have lost up to £48,000 in pension payments. The campaign recognises the equalisation of retirement ages, but argues for transitional relief. UNISON is supporting a legal challenge to the Government for maladministration and discrimination, with appeals to both the Parliamentary and Pensions Ombudsman.