MANSFIELD MP SIR ALAN MEALE SUPPORTS WASPI CAMPAIGN
Mansfield MP Sir Alan Meale MP has backed the campaign organised both locally and nationally for Women Against State Pension Inequality.
The aim of the campaign is to fight the Government for transitional compensation.
Following on from their lobby of Parliament on Wednesday 29 June 2016 which was a huge success where members of the WASPI campaign met with MPs outside Parliament – a local event has now been organised in Mansfield.
On Friday 30 September 2016 between 6-8pm the Mansfield Library, West Gate, Mansfield. This is a public meeting which can be attended by anyone who is concerned about their state pension.
Women and men from Mansfield are encouraged to attend and have their say.
It will be held in the Auditorium at the Library and has lift access for wheelchair users. Tea and coffee will be served.
Mr Meale said:
“I have pledged to support these ladies whom just because they were born on or after 6 April 1951, have lost out on thousands of pounds in state pension – they have had to re-think their retirement plans. The changes to the Pension Act mean that many women lost out on their state pension and now have to work – these changes were brought in sooner than anticipated hence the campaign. Many women are incensed about this and thus the Petition has increase momentum both locally and nationally gaining many hundreds of thousands of signatures.
“If you are worried or indeed have any questions about this change in Government Policy, I would suggest you come to the Mansfield Library event and voice your concerns. There will be in attendance, co-ordinators from WASPI, local MPs, Councillors and other campaigners.”
Mrs Colleen Eales, North Notts WASPI Group Co-ordinator said:
“If you are a 1950s women and the SPA affects you please join our campaign ,please come and join us on the 30th September 6 pm Mansfield Library, come and have your say, come and tell your MPs how unhappy you are with the changes that the government have forced upon us without the notification we needed, some women had no notification others only had up to a year’s notice, if you’re like me and still waiting for your letter to tell you,you won't get your pension at 60 , let's do something about this, don't just think we can't do anything about it, we need to fight for our rights.”
If you have any queries about the campaign, or need an question answering please contact either Alan Meale MPs office on 660531, or contact Colleen on 07813 203518 or email firstname.lastname@example.org