The Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) campaign began after women born in the 1950s discovered they would have to wait longer for their state pension. It’s due to changes designed to bring the age men and women receive their pension into line and take account of longer life expectancies.
Millions of women have had their pension age delayed, meaning some will be 66 before they get their pension, when they were expecting it at 60.
WASPI say they agree with equalisation and don’t want to undo the 1995 Pension Act, but don’t agree with the ‘unfair’ way the changes were implemented.
They feel there wasn’t enough no time for women to make alternative plans and as a result, retirement plans have been ‘shattered’.