THE government’s new Office for Tackling Injustices (OfTI) recently announced that it has appointed its chair, Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith

We sincerely hope that one of OfTI’s top priorities will be to rectify the gross injustice experienced by the 5,000 women in Ceredigion born in the 1950s who have lost up to six years of their State Pensions, with little or no notice.

We 1950s women have faced injustice throughout our lives. We started work before the protection of the equalities legislation of the 1970s. Many of us were not allowed to join occupational pension schemes or take on mortgages without a male guarantor.

Now 68 per cent of women, compared with 44 per cent of men rely on the state pension as their only source of income. We now find that the pension we relied on for decades is not there when we need it.

Taking away years of the pensions we have paid into all our working lives is perhaps the worst injustice of all.

We have today written to Baroness McGregor-Smith and eagerly await her reply.

Pamela Judge and Helen Lyall Williams

Joint co-ordinators

Ceredigion WASPI