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September 2018 Newsletter has been circulated. You may read/download a copy under the News/Newsletters Menu or click on the link:  Newsletter_Sep_2018.pdf

Alliance Update September 2018

Read the report at the link below:

Report from the Alliance of Retired Public Servants

Annual Report 2018 from RWC (Retired Workers' Committee of ICTU). Read the report at the link below:

RWC_Annual_Report_2018.pdf

 

 

RSTA in INDOCHINA!  The intrepid travellers of the Midland Branch took off again this year to far flung places.  Members and friends enjoyed an exciting trip to Indochina.  Read a report of their trip and photos below: Report_from_Indo_trip.pdf    Photos:   Group_in_Indochina.jpg     Indochina.jpg

RSTA Midland branch recently enjoyed a tour of the beautifully restored Longford Cathedral guided by Midland member and RSTA President Padraic O'Doherty.  Padraic has generously offered to guide a tour for any other branch or members who would like to visit.

Read a report of the the visit here: Cathedral_visit.pdf

IMPROVEMENTS TO POST-2012 STATEPENSIONS.  The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has announced improvements to the state pension calculations for post 2012 pensioners.  Higher rates will commence from 30 March 2018.  The Department's statement is available here: Press_release.pdf

January 2018

PUBLICATION OF PAY AND PENSIONS BILL 2017 .  On Tuesday November 7th Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Pascal Donoghue, T.D. published the Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill 2017. An abstact from the Minister's Press Release is available here.

Focus Ireland is looking for volunteers to deliver school talks on the issue of homelessness and to encourage schools to fundraise and raise awareness.  These talks aim to help develop students' understading of homelessness and also to break down stereotypes they may have about people who are homeless. Full induction and training will be provided.

For full details of the role please go to www.focusireland.ie and download an application form.

November 2017

Update on Proposals to Restore Public Service Pensions - September 2017.

The Alliance has met recently to consider a letter from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform containing detailed proposals on restoration of public service pensions. Read the full text of the letter here: (letter from DEPRA)

Full details of the Alliance response to the letter are available on the Alliance website at  https://www.arps.ie/news/.

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