Ian Austin

Independent for Dudley North

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DUDLEY NORTH MP IAN AUSTIN BACKS CAMPAIGN AGAINST STATE PENSION CHANGES

Dudley North MP Ian Austin is backing the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) campaign against state pension changes.

Over 4,300 women in Dudley have been affected by the changes - which increased the state pension age from 60 to 66.

Some WASPI women had less than one year’s notice to prepare for a six-year change in the pension age and many did not receive any letter from the DWP.

The impact has been devastating with many women facing huge financial difficulties as a result.

Austin attended WASPI’s parliamentary drop-in event to discuss next steps are and how they can work together to ensure justice for 1950s born women.

Ian Austin said:

“This is crucial in areas like ours where lots of people left school at 15 or 16 and did hard graft, instead of graduating in their mid-20s to start office work.

“I have raised this issue on a number of occasions with the Government, speaking out in debates and writing to Ministers.

“It's my job to listen to local women affected by these changes and speak up for them in Parliament.

“I promise to continue putting pressure on the Government to rethink these changes and to introduce transitional support for 1950's women.”

 

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