WOMEN pension campaigners will be out in force in Cardigan again to encourage women born in the 1950s to register complaints about the lack of notice they received of the loss of up to six years of their State Pensions.

Approximately 1,200 women in the Cardigan area have lost up to £45,000 each due to changes in the law in 1995 and 2011.

Many women did not receive official notice of these changes at all. For those that did, it came only a few years before they expected to retire at 60.

Members of Ceredigion WASPI (Women Against State Pension Injustice) will be handing out information and answering questions outside Cardigan Guildhall on Friday, April 12 from 12.30pm–1.30 pm.

“We had a massive response from women in Cardigan on International Women’s Day,” said Rachel Nicholas from Cardigan WASPI.

“It’s clear that women want to register their anger at the loss of the pensions they have paid for. Many said it was a relief to know they weren’t alone and there was action they could take which might lead to compensation.”

“You can download complaint letters from the WASPI website,” added Sally Bilton. “Not everyone is confident about doing this so we are here to help. It’s also a good opportunity to find out about the campaign and what you can do to make your voice heard.”

For more information email waspiceredigion@gmail.com