Fighting Austerity Through Theatre
Vicious will be showing at the Deaf Connections Theatre from Wednesday the 27th - Saturday 30th March.
COMMONSPACE caught up with those involved in new play Vicious, produced by Horsehead Theatre, which is highlighting the fight against pension inequality and austerity measures.
‘Mrs May, you’ve got to pay’: Waspi women march through Glasgow to protest pension injustice
Waspi campaigners from around Scotland demonstrated in Glasgow for International Women’s Day
TO MARK International Women’s Day, campaigners and supporters of the Women Against State Pension Inequality (Waspi) campaign marched through Glasgow city centre this Thursday 8 March.
The campaign seeks to redress the financial disadvantage faced by 1950s women resulting from a lack of suitable notice and information ahead of changes to the state pension age and poor handling of the policy change.
Scotland's women march against May for justice on pensions
Scotland’s women march for justice over pensions and work
WOMEN AGAINST PENSION INJUSTICE (WASPI) across Scotland rallied in Glasgow today (Friday 26 May) to defy UK Prime Minister Theresa May on the issue of pension inequality ahead of the UK’s General Election on June 8.
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Behind the scenes series with Independence Live continues
IN this week's instalment of our series offering readers an insight into the CommonSpace newsroom we chat to journalists Nathaneal Williams and David Jamieson, and editor Angela Haggerty and Kevin Gibney chat with columnist James McEnaney.
Campaigners urge action to engage women left behind by state pension changes
Group calls for more information and access for women facing pensions battle
CAMPAIGNERS from the group Women Against Pension Inequality (WASPI) have urged for more action from MPs and local groups to engage women who are set to or are currently missing out on state pensions.
A full house of clichés: Waspi campaigners angered by Tory minister’s dismissal
Campaigners against state pension inequality say UK Government is “without honour, decency and integrity”
TORY WORK AND PENSIONS minister Guy Opperman faces the ire of Women Against State Pension Inequality (Waspi) campaigners after he dismissed calls for transitional arrangements to support 1950s women impacted by inadequate notice and information on the state pension age increase during a backbench debate in the House of Commons.
Renfrewshire MPs invite local women to learn more about WASPI campaign
Gavin Newlands and Mhairi Black to speak at awareness raising event on pension delays
RENFREWSHIRE women born in the 1950s are invited to an open information session in Paisley on Thursday night on the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) campaign, where local MPs Gavin Newlands and Mhairi Black will speak on the issue.
Double breakthrough for WASPI as parliament backs SNP motion and Ombudsman intervenes
Tory government must respect the will of parliament by backing “pension equality”, the SNP has said
THIS WEEK HAS turned out to be a hopeful one for the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) campaign, with an intervention from the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman to speed up its maladministration case against the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), followed closely by a unanimous vote of support in the House of Commons.
“A slap in the face to 50s women”: FOI reveals DWP faces thousands of unresolved WASPI complaints
WASPI campaigners hit back at lack of action over women’s lost pensions
A FREEDOM OF INFORMATION request has revealed that the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has concluded just six complaints investigations relating to the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) campaign, while 4,557 complaints have been received.