Letter: ‘Intergenerational Fairness’ a false premise says Solent WASPI

young persona and old person walking arm in arm

The National Pensioners' Convention says "there is considerable evidence that the inequality inside generations is greater than that between generations" and Solent WASPI say it should not be a question of old versus young.

Monday, 29th April, 2019 10:06am

By Shelagh Simmons with 7 readers' comments

Ann Widdecombe challenged after ‘lashing out’ at WASPI women

NST AW letter

Solent WASPI officers say it's not surprising that Ann Widdlecombe lashed out at WASPI women, as she was one of the ministers responsible for steering the 1995 SPA legislation.

Monday, 1st April, 2019 7:55am

By Shelagh Simmons with 3 readers' comments

Another punch for WASPI women landed by DWP

waspi women at parliament dec 14th 2018

Snuck through last week whilst everyone was concentrating on the Brexit Deal vote, Solent WASPI believe the new rules are another smash and grab raid on those already hit by the injustice of SPA increases appallingly communicated and poorly implemented.

Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019 8:28am

By Shelagh Simmons with 5 readers' comments

WASPI in Westminster for opposition debate

WASPI debate 22 November 2018 Solent group 1

Among those making the journey to Westminster last week for the WASPI rally were members of Solent WASPI Supporters’ Group (Southampton, Portsmouth, South Hampshire and the Isle of Wight). Shelagh reports back on proceedings.

Monday, 26th November, 2018 1:13pm

By Shelagh Simmons with one comment

WASPI women and supporters head to Westminter rally

Solent WASPI Group

Women from Southampton, Portsmouth, South Hampshire and the Isle of Wight will be heading to Westminster next Thursday to take part in a Rally.

Friday, 16th November, 2018 1:30pm

By Shelagh Simmons with one comment

Why WASPI women won’t be celebrating during milestone week

Solent WASPI

Isle of Wight has 11,000 women affected by the Government’s acceleration of the State Pension Age by Gov Acts for women born in 1950s. During this milestone week, Shelagh shares some great background.

Friday, 9th November, 2018 6:03pm

By Shelagh Simmons with 7 readers' comments

WASPI women continue their fight for justice

Solent WASPI

If you support justice for 1950s women and their families, or want to know more about the WASPI campaign, join others on Saturday 14th July in Newport or Southampton.

Monday, 9th July, 2018 8:47am

By Shelagh Simmons with 5 readers' comments

The ‘Government’s shame grows’ say pension campaigners

waspi women at parliament dec 14th 2018

Women from the Solent area travelled to Parliament last week to hear the latest debate calling for fair transitional state pension arrangements for women born in the 1950s

Monday, 18th December, 2017 8:59am

By Shelagh Simmons with one comment

Solent WASPI report successful Isle of Wight day of action

Bob Seely listens to Island WASPI women

Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, met with members of the Solent WASPI group last week and promised to find out more about 1950s women’s pension injustice.

Tuesday, 12th September, 2017 8:04am

By Shelagh Simmons with one comment

Solent WASPI brings day of action to the Isle of Wight

Solent WASPI election team

Solent WASPI is having an Isle of Wight Day of Action on Friday, 8th September 2017 to link up with Isle of Wight members.

Friday, 1st September, 2017 12:37pm

By Shelagh Simmons with 3 readers' comments

State Pension Age reforms have sharply pushed up income poverty, says WASPI

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The WASPI Director says the Government has implemented State Pension Age reforms without adequately considering the full impact of these changes on the women affected, adding it has sharply pushed up income poverty among 60 to 62-year-old women.

Wednesday, 2nd August, 2017 3:12pm

By Shelagh Simmons with 5 readers' comments

What does the General Election mean for the WASPI campaign?

Sal Robinson Polling Station

The Joint Coordinators for Solent WASPI Supporters’ Group provide a post-election update on the campaign.

Monday, 12th June, 2017 12:12pm

By Shelagh Simmons