LOCAL WASPI CAMPAIGNER TAKES FIGHT TO PARLIAMENT

Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey caught up with a Burnside constituent in the Scottish Parliament for an event held to re-energise a women’s pensions campaign. Anne Potter set up the WASPI Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Dunbartonshire and Renfrewshire group to urge the UK government to investigate transitional measures for 1950s-born women who have been hit by the equalisation of the state pension age, a change which began in 1995 and was compounded in 2011.

PARKHEAD CREDIT UNION DEFAULTS – BUT PEOPLE REASSURED MONEY IS ‘SAFE’

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) has stepped in to protect members of Parkhead Credit Union in the East End of Glasgow, which has stopped trading and is now in default. Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey has been contacted by the FSCS to advise that some of her constituents are customers, however the FSCS have added that they will “compensate the vast majority” of constituents who were members of the Glasgow-based Credit Union “within seven days”.