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Pension treatment of women born in the 1950s

EDM (Early Day Motion) 647: tabled on 15 November 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 12 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with concern the continuing unfair pension treatment of 1950s-born WASPI women; further notes many WASPI women within the Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency received no prior notice that their pensionable age and eligibility was to be altered in such a significant manner; draws attention to the ongoing injustice of a situation which has pushed many hard working women into poverty, despite taking all reasonable steps to plan and prepare for their retirement; recognises the heroic efforts of WASPI women across Scotland to draw attention to this injustice; calls on the Government to put right this injustice and to provide comprehensive compensation for WASPI women; recognises the mental, physical and emotional toll of the unexpected additional years of work on their wellbeing; and urges hon. Members to support WASPI women at every available opportunity.