Angie Brooks

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  1. Ann Andrews
    July 18, 2017 @ 5:05 pm

    We WASPI women never had equality in the workplace and then, just as we were approaching retirement when it was too late to adjust our plans, we had it foisted on us. A good article, and I’m pleased to see that the plight of widowed and single women is mentioned. It is iniquitous that so many women are having to rely on their husband’s pension to survive (on what planet is that equality?) but for those without a partner life is much more insecure.

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    • Pension Life
      July 18, 2017 @ 6:03 pm

      What astonished me is that the government is so slow to acknowledge this problem. We are supposed to be a fair and just society – and yet this government is treating the backbone of our society – the 1950’s born women – as people who don’t really matter. We may or may not have been notified (I never was) but the point is we paid for our retirement and were indeed told all our lives we would receive our State pension at age 60.

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  2. Marilyn Wilkinson
    July 19, 2017 @ 2:25 pm

    As a very proud WASPI woman, it is so very frustrating that we are continually being ignored, and treated like we are not important, we are the very backbone of a country who was recovering from war and we slogged, as soon as we were able most of us with Sat and Sun jobs to help the family out, the money we earned wasn’t ours. We paid our N.I. stamps from the word go, and worked in very stressful demanding jobs, while raising families, helping with older relatives, and caring for the home. We entered a contract with the Govt we pay our N.I. stamps we receive a pension at 60, when they changed the goal posts they discriminated against a decade of women, why us , why not tag in the women in the 40’s, we were an easy target. WE will not go away, we live in a country that disrespects its older generations, where the govt feel if they wait long enough everyone will die and they won’t have to pay anyone their hard earned pensions, where we are told to go and get an apprenticeship at 60+. These idiots who are suggesting this will feel what its like to be stressed , drained, as they age, though they have money so hey ho they do not want to relate to our position. Too many WASPI’s already have already succumbed to ill health and some have have died. What A sham of a Govt, you are despicable. would you take food from the mouths of babes, because you are taking it from the mouths of many WASPI women daily.

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    • Pension Life
      July 19, 2017 @ 5:34 pm

      Marilyn, thanks for the comment. I understand your frustration – I deal with injustice every day and was born in 1954 myself. The WASPI campaign has been a stunning effort – and I think it is shameful that so many people try to criticise and rubbish the cause. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help.

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