Women against state pension inequality protest in Amesbury

Women against state pension inequality protest in Amesbury

Published by Helen Down at 7:03am 9th March 2019. (Updated at 7:06am 9th March 2019)

Members of the Salisbury group will stand alongside the A303 Countess roundabout.

Women against state pension inequality will protest in Amesbury today.

Members of the Salisbury WASPI group will meet in the main car park in the town before heading to the A303 Countess roundabout at midday.

They are joining a 'Wall of Women' taking part across the country to raise awareness and show solidarity ahead of a judicial review.

In June the government will be taken to court over how changes to women's pension age were implemented.

Linda Anderson Salisbury WASPI

Aged 59 Linda Anderson from Salisbury found out she would not get her pension on her 60th birthday. Then she says the government raised the pension entitlement age to 63.

Linda told Spire FM she has lost out to the tune of £44,000:

"For some women they are in dire straits, they are having to sell their homes, they are having to downsize, and it's wrong because we were never told of this.

"We are very unhappy with the situation, not that we are unhappy about equality with men, that's not the issue, the issue is the fact that they changed the state pension age without informing us."

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