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A growing number of Members of Parliament (MPs) are throwing their support behind a motion that calls for compensation for the WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality) generation. The group, comprised mostly of women, is demanding restitution for the failures in communicating increases in the state pension age, which has disproportionately affected women.

In a show of solidarity, women from all over the country are heading to London on Thursday, May 16, to send a “strong message” to Mel Stride, the person in charge at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The aim is to pressure the DWP to present proposals for compensation before the summer recess.

Angela Madden, chair of the WASPI campaign, emphasized the importance of this movement, saying, “This is an opportunity for us to send a resounding message to the government. We hope that the MPs’ support will bring about the necessary changes and acknowledge the hardships faced by women who have been affected by the pension age increases.”

While the names of the MPs who have signed the motion remain undisclosed, it is estimated that 60 MPs have already given their support. The enthusiasm among female politicians is evident, with many expressing optimism that the parliamentary debate on the motion will provide valuable insights and points for the government to consider.

The issue at hand goes beyond financial matters. Women who had planned their lives and retirement around a pension age of 60 have been caught off guard, leading to significant social and emotional implications. The current campaign aims to not only rectify the financial losses but also raise awareness about the impact of such policy changes on individuals and families.

The push for compensation has gained momentum, with Sir Stephen Timms, chairman of the Work and Pensions Committee, highlighting the importance of addressing the grievances of the WASPI generation. As the call for action grows louder, it remains to be seen how the government will respond to the demands for compensation and recognition of the injustices faced by these women.