Following a presentation by the Semi State Retired Staffs Association in Dáil Éireann some time ago, we asked TDs and Senators for support. One TD answered the call, Brid Smith. These two documents outline her proposals. My thanks to Brid and to Tony Collins ESB Retired Staff Association who was the primary force behind our … Read moreProposed new Bill to allow pensioners improved rights to have their views represented.
RTE RETIRED STAFF ASSOCIATION firstname.lastname@example.org PO Box 12250 Dublin 16 Dear Minister Martin, Earlier this year, your Department received a submission from me on behalf of the 1,800 members of the RTE Defined Benefit Scheme (RTESA) relating to an application by RTE to amend regulation 36 of the RTE Superannuation Scheme. I received neither an … Read more€1 million per annum being levied on our pension scheme without any consultation.
Dear members After a singularly memorable year during which an AGM was not possible I wanted to avail of this opportunity to keep you all up to date. The refusal of the Government to sanction our application for a 1% pension increase after so many years was utterly unreasonable and devoid of any financial … Read moreChristmas Message 2020
We have had a few enquires from pensioners who did not receive an increase recently. The explanation is that a spouse whose partner died before the Noonan levy was applied did not have to pay the levy and consequently restoration does not apply.In the case of spouses whose partners died during the years when the levy did apply … Read moreWhy some spouses did not see any change after the levy stopped
Important proposed amendments to the existing Industrial Relations legislation ––––––––––– Industrial Relations (Provisions in Respect of Pension Entitlements of Retired Workers) Bill 2020 ––––––––––– Mar a tionscnaíodh As initiated ––––––––––– Page 1 of 17 Section 1. Definition ––––––––––– Industrial Relations (Provisions in Respect of Pension Entitlements of Retired Workers) Bill 2020 ––––––––––– Mar a tionscnaíodh … Read moreBrid Smith proposed bill for retired employees rights
Dear member, I am happy to bring some good news for a change. The Noonan levy which was imposed on our pensions resulted in an effective reduction of just over 2% per month in our pensions. Happily this levy is now discontinuing with effect from July and the benefit will appear in your August pension … Read moreGood news – Noonan levy gone
RTÉ Credit Union has an important provision that allows its members ease the financial path for those closest to them after they’ve died. Members may nominate one or more individuals to receive the balance in their accounts after death, up to a limit of €23,000. This money is made available straight away and is not … Read moreUseful information for all Credit Union members
We decided to emulate all the family quiz groups and had our first Zoom committee meeting. It was very successful – if anything, better than our traditional meetings. No more need to book a location in RTE and to find parking. For those of you who have not had the pleasure of visiting the Studio … Read moreCommittee Meeting June 2020
Irish Times 11th June 2020 CIÉ fails to get agreement on tackling €550m pension deficit Workers support proposals to restore one plan but shun propositions for another Thu, Jun 11, 2020, 05:09 Barry O’Halloran State-owned transport group CIÉ faces a partial setback in efforts to tackle a near €550 million pension shortfall after workers backed … Read moreCIE Pension situation
The report is on its way to all members. Of particular interest is the decision to stop deductions of the Noonan levy. This will mean approximately 2% increase in your pension but the actual date is still TBA because of the current coronavirus situation. You can read the report here.