Letter to Editor, Irish Times 22nd April

The Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure, Pascal Donohue, makes a fine case for the quality of employment in the public service. (Irish Times April 22nd).  In the course of his article he writes that public servants benefit from defined benefit pension arrangements. What he fails to mention is that many thousands of semi state … Read moreLetter to Editor, Irish Times 22nd April

Community Employment strike

Community Employment supervisors to strike over pension security Monday, February 18, 2019 – 07:36 AM Examiner Community Employment supervisors seeking security over pensions will strike today at six locations across the country. They will protest in Letterkenny, Galway, Athlone, Waterford, Cork and Dublin at Department of Social Protection offices from midday. Forsa and SIPTU say … Read moreCommunity Employment strike

USC on occupational pensions

Sir, Unlike civil servants, whose pensions are paid by the exchequer, occupational pensioners are provided out of contributions to a pension fund made by employees and their employer during their working lives. The infamous pensions levy introduced by the government in 2011 has yielded some €2.25 billion for the exchequer with pension funds being correspondingly … Read moreUSC on occupational pensions