On the 25th of January, the Irish Senior Citizens Parliament headed up a delegation of ISCP members, whom are also retired workers, who presented to the Joint Committee on the Industrial Relations Bill. This bill is in relation to the Provisions in Respect of Pensions Entitlements of Retired Workers.
We presented to the Joint Committee, on the inclusion of the voice of retired workers on key decisions relating to their pension income. The Joint Committee is comprised of members from both Houses of the Oireachtas, the Dáil and the Seanad. This is the second stage or detailed scrutiny stage for this Bill and we have a long battle to progress this Bill through the many stages.
However, we are steadfast in our belief that all decisions, regarding the pension income of retired workers, should be decided with their voice and experience being included in the process.
We want to thank those who were in attendance on the day, supporting their peers. We also wish to thank each of the representatives for their excellent presentations and all of their ongoing hard work on this crucial issue.