The Government Amendment to the Industrial Relations (Provisions in Respect of Pension Entitlements of Retired Workers) Bill2021 — Second Stage which proposed that the Bill be read a second time this day 12 months was carried. It is significant that the amendment omitted consultation with Retired Workers “to allow for consultation between the Minister for Enterprise, … Read moreRetired Workers Bill – how did your TDs vote (courtesy Matt Kelly ESB)
Hi all, Apologies for the delay in getting back to since Wednesday. Firstly just to say well done to everyone involved in this campaign, the result of the vote and the campaign were hugely significant I think. It’s a tribute to you all that all of the opposition TDs supported the Bill; this is very … Read moreUpdate from Brid Smith.
RTERSA have been campaigning for Representation & Arbitration rights for retired workers for some years now. Correspondence with successive Governments has fallen on deaf ears. Governments have lacked the political will to initiate change and introduce proper legal protection for pensioners and give them representation rights that they have earned throughout their working lives. RTE … Read moreProposed Bill – Retired employee rights
Please see the letter I have sent to the Department Culture………..
Following a presentation by the Semi State Retired Staffs Association in Dáil Éireann some time ago, we asked TDs and Senators for support. One TD answered the call, Brid Smith. These two documents outline her proposals. My thanks to Brid and to Tony Collins ESB Retired Staff Association who was the primary force behind our … Read moreProposed new Bill to allow pensioners improved rights to have their views represented.
RTE RETIRED STAFF ASSOCIATION firstname.lastname@example.org PO Box 12250 Dublin 16 Dear Minister Martin, Earlier this year, your Department received a submission from me on behalf of the 1,800 members of the RTE Defined Benefit Scheme (RTESA) relating to an application by RTE to amend regulation 36 of the RTE Superannuation Scheme. I received neither an … Read more€1 million per annum being levied on our pension scheme without any consultation.
Dear members After a singularly memorable year during which an AGM was not possible I wanted to avail of this opportunity to keep you all up to date. The refusal of the Government to sanction our application for a 1% pension increase after so many years was utterly unreasonable and devoid of any financial … Read moreChristmas Message 2020
We have had a few enquires from pensioners who did not receive an increase recently. The explanation is that a spouse whose partner died before the Noonan levy was applied did not have to pay the levy and consequently restoration does not apply.In the case of spouses whose partners died during the years when the levy did apply … Read moreWhy some spouses did not see any change after the levy stopped
Important proposed amendments to the existing Industrial Relations legislation ––––––––––– Industrial Relations (Provisions in Respect of Pension Entitlements of Retired Workers) Bill 2020 ––––––––––– Mar a tionscnaíodh As initiated ––––––––––– Page 1 of 17 Section 1. Definition ––––––––––– Industrial Relations (Provisions in Respect of Pension Entitlements of Retired Workers) Bill 2020 ––––––––––– Mar a tionscnaíodh … Read moreBrid Smith proposed bill for retired employees rights
Dear member, I am happy to bring some good news for a change. The Noonan levy which was imposed on our pensions resulted in an effective reduction of just over 2% per month in our pensions. Happily this levy is now discontinuing with effect from July and the benefit will appear in your August pension … Read moreGood news – Noonan levy gone