Priorities for the RCPSA for 2019

Based on feedback from our members, the Council has set the following as the priority issues to pursue during 2019:

1 The restoration of pension cuts in full

2 The maintenance of parity for pension increases

3 To have the anomalies in the USC system (re the treatment of public service pensions) addressed

4 To strive to obtain the Household Benefits Package for public service pensioners aged between 66 and 70

5 To liaise with the appropriate bodies to ensure the prompt payment of pension increases

6 To liaise with the appropriate bodies to obtain the reintroduction of paper pension slips for members

 

If you are adversely affected by any of the above issues which the RCPSA is pursuing, you might consider writing or emailing your local TD(s) and/or the relevant Ministers. For ease of reference, the email addresses for the Ministers for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform and Employment Affairs and Social Protection are as follows:

Minister for Finance and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, TD minister@per.gov.ie

Minister for State at DPER, Patrick O’Donovan, TD patrick.odonovan@oireachtas.ie

Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, TD regina.doherty@oir.ie

Minister for State at DEASP, Pat Breen, TD pat.breen@oir.ie

Minister for State at DEASP, Finian McGrath, TD finian.mcgrath@oireachtas.ie

Submissions were made by the RCPSA, in June 2019, to the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform and the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, as part of the pre-budget consultation process for Budget 2020 (Tuesday 8 October 2019).

1      The restoration of pension cuts in full

2      The maintenance of parity for pension increases

3      To have the anomalies in the USC system (re the treatment of public service pensions) addressed

4      To strive to obtain the Household Benefits Package for public service pensioners aged between 66 and 70