STUC Women’s Conference #stucwomen19 kicked off on the key issue of women’s pensions as delegates backed a range of actions to address the gender pensions gap. This will include pressing the Scottish Government for a gender pensions’ gap assessment across Scotland.
Speakers pointed out the disadvantage that women have always faced in pensions, exacerbated by the raising of the state pension age without any consultation, for those born in the 1950s, leaving many women in retirement poverty.
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Reports by UNISON Scotland Communications and Campaigns Committee from Kate Ramsden in Perth.