A GROUP led by a Helensburgh woman campaigning to end state pension inequality is in the running for a major honour.

The Argyll and the Isles branch of WASPI – Women Against State Pensions Inequality – is a finalist in the prestigious Scottish Women’s Awards.

News of the nomination has delighted Ann Greer from Helensburgh, co-founder of the group, who has taken the fight for equal pension rights for women to Holyrood and Westminster, winning the support of MSP and MPs.

WASPI campaigners are fighting for justice for all women, born in the 1950s, who are affected by the changes to the state pension age.

They say the changes were unfair and implemented with inadequate or no notice.

Ann told the Advertiser this week the nomination for the prestigious awards, to be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow on September 12, was another feather in the group’s cap.

She said: “I didn’t know anything about it till they emailed me a few days ago.

“Members are delighted as we have a small group scattered over all four districts of Argyll and Bute but we have achieved all we set out to do and more.”

The non-profit group aims to educate and advise women via a Facebook group about WASPI and state pension issues.

They want the government to review pension arrangements for women born in the 1950s who have been, or will be, financially disadvantaged by changes to equalise the state pension age between men and women.