200,000 sign petition for vote by MPs on WASPI compensation for State Pension changes

by | Apr 4, 2024

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A petition calling for an urgent parliamentary debate on compensation for the WASPI women has reached 200,000 signatures in less than two weeks since it was launched on Change.org.

Angela Madden, chair of WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality), started the petition after both Labour and the Conservatives failed to commit to paying compensation, despite a damning report by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) last month. 

 
 

Angela says: “The Commons must urgently have the opportunity to debate and vote on their proposals, and any others that MPs wish to bring forward.  

“After all, with 3.5m affected – and one dying every 13 minutes – everyone knows somebody who has been affected by the DWP’s incompetence and neglect of 1950s-born women.”

On March 25, Mel Stride MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, made a statement to the House of Commons regarding the PHSO’s final report, but did not commit to a timetable for addressing compensation. Parliament is currently on Easter recess until April 15.

 
 

The petition link is change.org/waspi-vote.

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