Responding to the government's amendment to the Pensions Bill to cap the increase in the state pension age for some groups of women, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
"This concession means the government has now accepted that it got the increase in the state pension age for women wrong.
"But hundreds of thousands of women will still lose out and have every right to be angry.
"Putting up the state pension age doesn't create a single extra job for older workers, and the worst hit will be those women who can neither work nor claim a pension, and have to rely on our tough and mean benefits system."
Commenting on the amendment in the Pensions Bill to cap charges for deferred members of pension schemes, Brendan Barber said:
"We strongly welcome the amendment to give the government greater powers to cap charges for deferred members of pension schemes. This shows ministers have heeded the warnings of unions and consumer groups that this is a scandal waiting to happen.
"The industry may talk about active member discounts, but the correct term has always been deferred member penalties."