NOTE: AGM POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE – SEE NEWS
This website was last updated on 23 September 2020
IMPORTANT NOTICE ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS - AGM POSTPONED
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE RCPSA, SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE ON 21 MAY 2020, HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Notwithstanding the provisions of Rule 8(e), that the AGM shall be held before 31st May in each year, in the light of the extraordinary national circumstances currently prevailing, the Officers of the Council, in consultation with the Trustees and the Standing Orders Committee, have decided that it is in the best interests of members to cancel the arrangements for 21 May 2020 and to reschedule the AGM at a future date to be announced in due course.
In these exceptional circumstances, the current Council, Trustees and Standing Orders Committee will remain in place in an acting capacity after 21 May 2020, until the Association can hold an AGM. As soon as the restrictions imposed by the current emergency are lifted, the Council will organise an AGM as soon as is practicable.
TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER AND STAY SAFE
The national situation with regard to Covid-19 continues to develop and change. A link to the relevant information on the Government website is given below. Best wishes to all our members.
The following welcome news was received today from the National Shared Services Office (NSSO):
The NSSO is happy to inform you that we are now in a position to restore the call service for retired customers from Monday 6 July 2020. The phone line 076 1002702 will be open from 9.00am to 1.00pm each day Monday to Friday.
A big thank you to the NSSO for continuing to serve us and pay our pensions during this very difficult time.
Public servants are due the final instalment of the Public Service Stability Agreement on October 1 2020 (a 2% increase). The Irish Independent reported on 1 July that the new Minster for Public Expenditure and Reform, Mr Michael McGrath TD, has indicated that the Government will honour the wage increase due under a pay deal – see full article attached.
Dear Fellow Members
I trust that you and your families are safe and well. I attach an update on RCPSA business for your information. Please keep checking our website regularly for further updates and useful information.
Wishing you and your families well in these difficult times,
President of the RCPSA
The NSSO continues to make progress with the payment of pension increases and pension restoration. As you will see from the attached, they are dealing with large numbers and, in some cases, further instruction is awaited from DPER.
Pre-Budget submissions on behalf of the RCPSA, for consideration in drawing up Budget 2021, have been made to the Minister for Finance, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform and the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection. The text of the submission to the Minister for Finance can be accessed below; the others are posted on News.
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The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has published the Circular on the application of 1 October 2020 pay adjustments.
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