WASPI Campaign

WASPI are a campaign group that fights the injustice done to all women born in the 1950’s affected by the changes to the State Pension Law (1995/2011 Acts).

The 1995 Conservative Government’s Pension Act included plans to increase women’s SPA (State Pension Age) to 65, the same as men’s. WASPI agrees with equalisation, but does not agree with the unfair way the changes were implemented – with little/no personal notice (1995/2011 Pension Acts), faster than promised (2011 Pension Act), and no time to make alternative plans. Retirement plans have been shattered with devastating consequences.

WASPI started the campaign with just five ordinary women who in 2015 got together and decided to fight this injustice.


Show your support….


As a supporter of the WASPI campaign I am keen that women in the Rhondda know about these changes and to help set up a WASPI Group for the Rhondda.  This is why I am sending out an invite to all women in the Rhondda, who were born in the 1950s, to a meeting on Friday 21st April 2017 at The Factory, Jenkins Street, Porth, CF39 9PP at 2:30pm.  Please contact my office on 01443 442521 or 442246 if you would like to attend!


DWP Complaint

There is no easy way to do this. There is no quickstep to the legal process. It requires that we take action and don’t wait for someone else to do it for us. We have to turn up the heat and we can all help. Tell your friends; send your letters play YOUR part. We want to cause such a high volume that it will further compel the Government to look in earnest at making remedy for the “grotesque disadvantage” and financial loss we have suffered.

STAGE 1: Start the process of making a complaint to the DWP.  Use a template letter as a guide to register your dissatisfaction and formally record your complaint.

STAGE 2: Once you’ve had a response to your stage 1 complaint then you’re ready to do your next letter.

STAGE 3: Once you’ve had your response to the previous letter, you’ll see you’ve 6 months to do your next letter.  It’s important to stay within the timelines given.

To access the templates for both letters and for more information please follow this link to the WASPI campaign websitehttp://www.waspi.co.uk/action