UNISON sends solidarity to BackTo60 campaigners in court today

UNISON is sending a message of solidarity and support to women born in the 1950s in their judicial review appeal hearing against pension injustice this week.

The two-day hearing in the Court of Appeal is scheduled for today and tomorrow. UNISON sends the message of support and solidarity to affected women, many of whom are members.

UNISON last year put its weight behind the campaign for full restitution of the state pension to 3.8 million women born in the 1950s. David Hencke, who covered the case for union-news.co.uk also reported on a new film highlighting the triple whammy facing the women.

UNISON members have played a leading role in this campaign for justice. The Backto60 campaign lost the first hurdle of the case in the High Court in October 2019, but was granted the right to appeal on all grounds to the Court of Appeal.

The union’s national secretary for equalities, Gloria Mills, said: “1950s-born women deserve full restitution of their state pension. Many women have lost their jobs and income and are living in destitution and poverty. The state pension is their only security. We wish them every success with their appeal.”

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