The Industrial Relations Provisions in Respect of Pension Entitlements of Retired Workers Bill was introduced in the Dail recently (by Brid Smith TD) and will be debated in the next few months. The Bill seeks to grant greater representative rights for retired workers around proposed changes to their occupational pension schemes.
For many years, the ISCP has sought to have the right of redress in relation to Pension Rights introduced, since the passing of the Social Welfare & Pensions Bill (no. 2) in 2013. As a result of the passage of that Act, Pensioners in reciept of Occupational pension have had their pension payments reduced. Discussions around pension schemes between other parties have happened but retired people have been either unaware of these discussion or excluded from any VOICE in them. Pensioners must, as of right, be given a real and meaningful input into all the processes relevant to the running and management of their schemes. This is what equality and inclusion of Older People is in practice.
We are asking members and non members alike to contact their TD’s (regardless of party) and encourage them to support this Bill through its stages in the Dail. if you wish to receive a Template letter send to all TDs in your area, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or text/phone 0838612179. If you have any questions or want further information on this Bill or the template letter, please do not hesitate to contact us.