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Waterford RSTA branch are planning a trip "retracing the final journeys of Irish soldiers and others who died in World War 1." The branch has invited members in other branches who may be interested to join them. Niamh Crowley of the Waterford branch has written:

"The trip is being organised by Gerry Moore, a History teacher, who retired from Glenties Community School a year ago.  I know Gerry from the History Teachers' Association of Ireland and he has been involved in several very innovative projects with students and teachers exploring the memory of Irish soldiers who fought in World War 1, including the My Adopted Soldier project which was featured on Nationwide on RTE.  The arrangements for the trip are being made by Gerry Bergin of The School Tour Company."

You can signal your interest by sending and email to: crowniamh2@gmail.com

Full details of the trip including itinerary and costs are included in the following link: WW1_trip-1.pdf

Retired Teachers/Working as Substitute - Update (April 2024)

Information and worked examples of how working as a substitute interacts  with your pension have been provided by the Department of Education.

For  further information see the Department website at:     www.gov.ie/retiredteachers

 

or click this link: working-as-a-substitute-while-receiving-a-teacher-s-pension.pdf

 

 

 

 

Three Retired Teacher Organisations combine in Sligo to host  event.

The Sligo RSTA has sent us a report of a recent event which was organised through the co-operative efforts of the retired members of the three teacher unions RSTA, RTAI and TUIRMA.

A lecture entitled The Wisdom of Our Ages by Gerry Farrell was presented in the Black Box of the Model and Niland Centre Sligo on 12th March 2024.

This is the second successful event the RTS (Retired Teacher Sligp) has hosted.

 

Read a full report and view photos of the event here: Sligo_report.pdf

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TRIP TO ISTANBUL AND ANCIENT TURKEY - APRIL 14th to 21st 2024

Midland RSTA invite you to join them on their next planned adventure. On April 14th 2024 (nothing like planning ahead!) we head off to explore Istanbul and Ancient Turkey with The Travel Department.  Full details on Travel Department website.

I have secured a discount of €80 per person on the published price.  Please contact me re booking to avail of discount.

Thank you.

Rosemary Kiernan, Midland RSTA.

Email: kiernanrm45@gmail.com.      Phone: 087 758928

 

WORKING AS A SUBSTITUTE WHILE RECEIVING A TEACHER'S PENSION

The Department of Education has issued a circular and has sent notices to retired teachers regarding changes in the arrangements for employment as a substitute while receiving a teacher's pension:

Read, download and/or print the information on working as a substitute at the link below.

Working_as_a_substitute_while_receiving_a_teacher.pdf

 

Relevant Department Circular: 

(Circular 24 2022 Guidance on the application of Abatement of Public Service Occupational Pensions)

 

RSTA IS NOW ON TWITTER AND FACEBOOK

Keep up to date on all the latest RSTA news and events in our branches around the country.

To access our Facebook page log in to Facebook and search for "RSTA Teachers".

To access our Twitter page at:  @RSTA Ireland

 

 

 

UPDATE ON PAY AND PENSIONS, EXTENSION OF BUILDING MOMENTUM AGREEMENT

Report by Ger O'Donoghue and Denis O'Boyle, RSTA members and  ASTI Representatives on the ICTU Retired Workers Committee.  February 2023.

Once the Trade Unions had formally ratified acceptance of the new publc sector pay deal known as Building Momentum, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), Public Service Committee met and formally notified the Government and the Workplace Relations Commission that the deal had been accepted.  All of the affiliated unions had voted in favour of the proposals to extend the current Building Momentum public service pay agreement to the end of 2023.

On 7th October 2022 the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform press release included the following:

  • Over 370,000 fulltime equivalent public servants to benefit from pay increases including back dating of 3% award to   February 2022
  • Pay parity for the majority of retired public servants retained for the duration of the Agreement

Read the full report here: Building_Momentum_Article_for_RSTA_2023.pdf

 

 

REPORT FROM 60TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2022

 

The Conference Meeting took place on Wednesday 4th May.  59 delegates attended the Meeting which was followed by the Centenary Dinner that evening attended by 80 members and friends.

Elections at Annual Conference 2022

Nat Comm 2022Officers

President: Ms Susie Hall (Dublin Branch), Vice President: Ms Muriel McNcholas (Mayo Branch)

National Secretary: Mr Micheal O'Neill (Wexford Branch), Treasurer: Mr Pat Younger (Wexford Branch)

National Committee

Mr Henry Collins (Waterford Branch), Ms Lily Cronin (Kerry Branch), Mr Mike Moriarty (Athlone Branch), Ms Norma Fitzpatrick (Cork Branch), Mr Mattie Finnerty (Tipperary Branch), Ms Carmel Heneghan (Mayo Branch), Ms Mary Francis O'Conghaile (Galway Branch)

Absent from picture: Mike Moriarty (Midland Branch) and Muriel McNcholas

(Ms Catherine McHugh was co-opted to the National Committee following the resignation of Ms Lily Cronin.)

Presentation to Branches

PresentationTo commemorate the RSTA 60th Anniversary the Dublin Branch presented a gift of a bell to all RSTA branches.

Susie Hall, Chairperson of the Dublin Branch, is pictured presenting the bell to outgoing President, Padraic O'Doherty.

 

 A selection of photos from the Conference and the very enjoyable Oiche Cheoil which preceded the main event is available to view at the link:  https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzP1Nh

Motions Passed at Annual National Conference 2022

 To read the full list of Motions click on the link: Motions_Conference_2022.pdf

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