Pension campaigners to appear on radio

The local group campaigning against unfair changes to women's State Pension Age certainly hasn't let the grass grow under its feet since it formed two weeks ago.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 18 February, 2016, 14:12
Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan with members of the newly formed campaign group Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI).

The Berwick-upon-Tweed Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) group came together to raise awareness among local women who may not know that they are affected by changes to their state pension.

Jane Cowley and Linda Gulcher, members of the group, will be putting forward their case on BBC Radio Newcastle’s Anna Foster show on Monday morning, 22nd February.

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Jane said: “We’ve got a clear plan of action and we are working hard to ensure that local women are aware of the changes to their State Pension Age. It’s amazing just how many don’t realise that they won’t get their State Pension at 60 and in many cases will have to wait until they are 66. It will be great to be able to reach such a wide audience with BBC Radio Newcastle.”

Nationally, the WASPI petition (https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/110776 , has more than 150,000 signatures, with 318 people in the Berwick-upon-Tweed constituency signing.