Dear Sir, I am one of thousands of retired semi state employees who spent their lives working for the state. ESB, Bord na Mona, RTE, Bord Gais etc etc. Most of us have no state pension. We were not allowed to pay the appropriate PRSI stamp because we all contributed to our respective Defined Benefit … Read moreLetter to Irish Times January 23rd 2020
The following letter has been sent to An Taoiseach, all senior Ministers and a range of TDs. We seek their answer to two two important questions. RETIRED SEMI STATE STAFF ASSOCIATION Working for all Semi-State pensioners Regina Doherty Heather Humphries Pascal Donohue c/o Fine Gael HQ 51 Upr. Mount St. Dear sir/madam, We represent a … Read moreForthcoming election
We met Micheál Martin, Willie O’Dea and Barry Cowan this week regarding the unconscionable delay in paying RTE pensioners their own pension. It will soon be the second anniversary of the RTE submission to Government for a 1% increase despite the clear ability of the Scheme to pay over 2%. As always when we meet … Read moreDecember 2019 update
If you are a retired RTE employee and a member of the RTÉ Defined Benefit Superannuation Scheme please email us your details. Personnel number and postal address – so that we can keep you informed. RTÉ cannot give us data – GDPR – but YOU can. Many of you have kindly emailed us at firstname.lastname@example.org … Read moreHave we got your email address?
RTE pensioners do not qualify for the old age pension. The RTE pension is the only pension they have. It has not increased since 2008. Over 20% of RTE pensioners receive less that the state old age pension. The state pension has increased by 16% since 2008. The National Pensions Framework was published almost 10 years ago … Read moreOverview RTE Superannuation Scheme Nov 2019
The letter below, authored by RTÉ’s Chief Financial Officer, Breda O’Keeffe, was published in the Irish Times on Saturday 23rd November in response to an article written by Mark Paul in Friday’s Irish Times, print and online. Dear Editor, I am writing in response to an article by Mark Paul entitled ‘Time to stop hyperventilating about RTÉ’s finances … Read moreRTE Response to Mark Paul Irish Times
Irish Times 22nd Nov 2019 Time to stop hyperventilating about RTÉ’s finances and take calm decisions Caveat: No matter what its management says, RTÉ seems to be fishing for State bailout RTÉ director general Dee Forbes’s recent PR campaign to jolt the public and politicians into worrying about the broadcaster’s financial future is, by far, … Read moreMark Paul on RTE Financial situation
I have just uploaded a new Policy document agreed with all the other Retired Staff Semi State Associations – RSSA. To promote and sell this to public representatives we have to be seen to collectively represent a formidable body of voters. RTE, ESB, Coillte, CIE, BnaM etc It is simply not a runner to ask … Read moreImportant. We need your support. Now.
The RSSA committee agreed on the final draft of our policy document which we are presenting to as many political representatives as possible. It takes the form of a PowerPoint and the script is enclosed. We had the opportunity to present it to a meeting in Dail Eireann to a number of TDs and their … Read moreNovember 2019 Update
Those of you who have occasion to visit the mothership in Donnybrook please be aware that the layout has changed recently. Specifically, you now need an active co-tag to enter any car parking space. I also understand that retiree co-tags will no longer allow access to the buildings, only to the car parks.