Alan Reid is backing the campaign against Government plans which will see thousands of women waiting up to two years longer for their state pension.
In its current form the Pensions Bill brings forward equalisation of men’s and women’s State Pension Age to 2018, instead of 2020 as previously planned.
This means that 300,000 women born between December 1953 and October 1954 will have to work an additional 18 months or more. 33,000 will have to work an extra two years.
Alan Reid has supported a House of Commons motion to keep the equalisation date in 2020.
He told the House of Commons that the year of the equalisation of men’s and women’s state pension ages should stay at 2020.
Mr Reid told the House of Commons that women caught up by the change would have to work considerably longer before they could collect their pension, and are being given short notice to prepare for the extra work.
He concluded by asking the Government to go away and reflect on the matter before the Pensions Bill comes to the House of Commons.