The National Federation Pensioners’ Association (NFPA) held a meeting at the Metroploe Hotel, Cork to-day. A total of 40 people attended which included 16 GSRMA members. During the meeting Pat Lehane (GSRMA Central Committee) made a brief presentation on the Amending FEMPI 2015 Legislation -v- Pension Restoration. Hereunder is a snap-shot of Pat’s presentation:
“Since the foundation of the state two tranches of Emergency Legislation has been introduced, (i) The Offences Against The State Act, 1939 and (ii) FEMPI Legislation which was made Law in 2009 to legalise the reduction of Pay and Pensions in the public sector. In 2011 and 2013 both pay and pensions were cut.
Minister Noonan as late as last Sunday night stated ,on television, that the Emergency was over, if so, why is FEMI being retained on the books ?. The answer is very simple, the World situation presently is not in a good place and should this get any worse our economy could falter. In such a situation the Public Sector pensioner and worker will be the fall guy,once again”.
Many thanks to Pat Lehane, Killarney.