THE FIGHT FOR PENSION JUSTICE CONTINUES
Today I was proud to address and march shoulder to shoulder in Govan, Glasgow, with WASPI - Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign campaigners who continue to fight for pension justice, alongside many of my SNP colleagues and Ayrshire WASPI Group and Cunninghame WASPI.
These women, born in the 1950s have had their pension age raised with little or no notice, and after a lifetime of work and pay discrimination, have been robbed of tens of thousands of pounds by the U.K. Government.
The U.K. Government refuses to engage with these women in the hope that they will simply go away. These women, who have been victims of the biggest political injustice since the hated poll tax, will not go away until they receive the pensions they are due. The huge turnout today is testament to the fact that this campaign shows no signs of abating.
Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's First Minister, also addressed the large crowd with a heartfelt message of support and solidarity for these women.
WASPI women are fighting a dignified and very well organised battle for the pension that is rightfully theirs and will continue to do so. I and my Scottish National Party (SNP) colleagues stand beside them every step of the way.