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

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 morePaschal Donohoe has blocked our pension increase

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 morePension Ombudsman comments on Levy

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 moreRTE Superannuation Scheme statement re pension increase delay.

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 moreOverview RTE Superannuation Scheme Nov 2019