Published: 16/09/2016 15:31 - Updated: 16/09/2016 15:42

Caithness WASPI women spreading the word in Wick and Thurso

Caithness WASPI women out and about in John O'Groats. Pic: Scott Phares
Caithness WASPI women out and about in John O'Groats. Pic: Scott Phares

CAITHNESS Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) will be out around Wick and Thurso today (Fri) as part of a national day of action.

The women, dressed in black with a purple sash, are keen to pass on information, advice and discuss with as many women as possible the facts about their state pension age.

The group was set up as part of a UK campaign to get fair transitional state pension arrangements for women born on or after April 6, 1951 who had significant pension changes imposed upon them with little or no notification.

Groups across the UK will be out today, with marches to Downing Street and MP offices to be held, a rally in Glasgow’s George Square and town centre gatherings.

A paper petition on the matter, which is now approaching 1500 signatures, is still available to sign in support. It will be available until the end of September, after which it will be presented to local MP Paul Monaghan.

For more information on the local group contact Lorna Simpson or Aileen Shanks by emailing waspi.caithness@gmail.com or go to www.waspi.co.uk

 

Gatherings of WASPI women are being held across the UK. The Land's End WASPIs will also be busy. Pic: Kathryn Pearn, WASPI.
Gatherings of WASPI women are being held across the UK. The Land's End WASPIs will also be busy. Pic: Kathryn Pearn, WASPI.
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