A second ESB protest – courtesy ESBRSA

The GPC (General Purposes Committee) has decided that another Protest should follow quickly on the last one in order to keep up the momentum gained. This Protest will be held on Wednesday 27th March at 12 noon outside Dail Eireann in Kildare Street.

The issues for this Protest will be the same as the previous one, in support of a pension increase, but we will be targeting the Government this time, and in particular, The Minister for Employment & Social Protection within whose remit it is to establish procedures for pensioners i.e representation & arbitration to achieve fairness and justice. Remember, The Government are 95% shareholders in ESB

ESB Pensioners, as majority stakeholders in ESB DB Pension Scheme (70%), have no representation or arbitration procedures with ESB Management or ESB Pension Scheme Trustees. Both ESB & the Trustees have refused to engage with RSA on any of the issues raised in the letter handed in to ESB at our last protest.

This Protest will be on the same scale as the previous or bigger. We are contacting members via their Branch Secretaries and by email. Please pass on the message to those members not on email.

We will assemble at Schoolhouse Lane East Dublin 2 Opposite the National Museum and the Dept, of Agriculture, in Kildare Street. at 11:30 for a protest between 12:00 and 1:00 pm

This venue is much more convenient than ESB Gateway and can be accessed quite easily by public transport. The Luas Green line stops in Dawson Street and the 145 bus from Heuston station will leave you at Kildare Street.

We are also suggesting that you contact your local TD’s and inform them that you will be protesting outside Dail Eireann on 27th March in support of pensioner’s rights. There will be local elections this year and who know’s what will happen after Brexit, maybe a general election?

We will be wearing our high- viz yellow vests again so don’t forget to bring yours. Placards will be available on the day.

Tony Collins

NEC Chairman

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