Women take pension protest to Whitehall

Campaigners at an earlier protest in Manchester .

WOMEN from across Greater Manchester will be traveling to a mass demonstration in London to protest the lack of information given to them about their pensions. The event coincides with Budget Day and is also International Women’s Day. Women from all over Greater Manchester are members of the national Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) campaign. Gill Harris, a co-ordinator of the Leigh WASPI group, says that in 1995, the Government changed the law so that the age at which a woman could receive a state pension would move in line with men to 65.