Letter to Paschal Donohue. Minister for Finance & Public Expenditure and Reform.

RTE RETIRED STAFF ASSOCIATION rtersa2018@gmail.com PO Box 12250 Dublin 41 Wesley Heights D16 AV81 Dear Minister Donohoe, I am writing to you in my capacity as Chairperson of the RTE Retired Staff Association. We represent the 1500+ members of the RTE Defined Benefit Superannuation Scheme. We only became aware recently that the scheme sponsor (RTE) … Read more

Paschal Donohoe has blocked our pension increase

I regret to to inform our members that the Department of Finance / Public Expenditure and their Minister have now formally refused to approve the increase in pensions-in-payment, applied for in 2018, after a lengthy delay and notwithstanding that this increase was previously recommended both by the Trustees and by the Sponsor, RTÉ, and that … Read more

Pension Ombudsman comments on Levy

Pension levy on private sector not always ‘fair’. Pensions Ombudsman Paul Kenny says in “most cases”, the effect of the reduction in payment would “last for the lifetime of the pensioner”. The Pensions Ombudsman has told the Oireachtas finance committee that the Government’s imposition of a 0.6 per cent levy on private sector pension schemes … Read more

Meeting with Superannuation Trustees

We had a very useful and informative meeting on Friday 6th March with Conor Hayes, Chairman, Eugene Murray and Charles Byrne. The full Board had a formal meeting earlier in the afternoon and made some significant decisions. We listened and learned and asked many questions on your behalf. It was mutually agreed that the best … Read more

RTE Superannuation Scheme statement re pension increase delay.

The RTÉRSA have made many submissions to a very wide variety of public representatives and all Government Ministers on this disgraceful matter. We have met with Dail Committees and leaders of most political parties. I have to say that the most helpful politician has been Brid Smith who raised the delay in payment at the … Read more

Letter to Irish Times January 23rd 2020

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 more

Forthcoming election

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 more

December 2019 update

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 more

Have we got your email address?

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 rtersa2018@gmail.com … Read more

Overview RTE Superannuation Scheme Nov 2019

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 more