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National Federation of Pensioners Association (NFPA) -Protest at Govt. Buildings 1st October 2019

The NFPA to which GSRMA are fully affiliated, have stated that a public protest on behalf of pensioners will be held at Government Buildings Dublin on Tuesday 1st October 2019 1pm to 2pm. NFPA represent eighteen(18) affiliated retiree groups, numbering c.28,000. This initiative is fully supported by the Alliance of Retired Public Servants in respect […]

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Upcoming Challenges for GSRMA in Pay-Parity. Writes Joe Dirwan, Central Committee.

The key pension issues facing Garda Síochána Retired Members’ (GSRMA) are pension restoration, pension increases and negotiation rights. After the expiration of the current Public Service Sectorial Agreement (PSSA) on the 31st December, 2020, the Public Service Pension Deductions (Pension Levy) will have finished for most members. A small cohort will remain subject to the […]

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Pay-Pension Parity; Lobbying by the Alliance of Retired Public Servants’. Continues writes Joe Dirwan – Central Committee.

The campaign by the Garda Retired Members’ Association (GSRMA) in collaboration with their colleagues in the Alliance continues unabated with several meetings taking place with officials in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPERS), political parties and Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU). The central committee approved priority areas which has direct relevance to […]

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Press Release by Alliance of Retired Public Servants

For release: Wednesday, 17 May 201 RETIRED PUBLIC SERVANTS WELCOME GOVERNMENT’S INTENTION TO ENGAGE IN TALKS PROCESS OVER PENSION RESTORATION The Alliance of Retired Public Servants (ARPS) has today welcomed the intention signalled by Government to engage in a talk’s process over pension restoration for the country’s 140,000 retired public servants. Alliance Chairperson, Brian Burke, […]

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Pensions and job security to quell public pay demands

Pensions and job security to quell public pay demands   Pension values will be firmly on the negotiating table after it was revealed a garda’s retirement pot is worth from €30,000 to €40,000 a year. Unions are also demanding that their members’ job security not be used “against them” in a comparison with private sector […]

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‘To attract top talent, increase pay for high ranking public staff ’

Garda pension again comes in for comment. Open season on Garda pensions……….. Commission hears remuneration for most State employees remains very attractive The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has said there was “no problem” in recruiting new entrants to the public service in general on existing terms. File photograph: Getty Images   The Government […]

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Talks on Garda pay ‘anomalies’

Talks on Garda pay ‘anomalies’ The timing of the negotiations is also a significant win for IMPACT and other unions, who argued that the talks should be brought forward to the first half of next year, rather than taking place at an unspecified time in 2018. The significance of the revised timetable is that new provision […]

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