Time for pensioners to take to the streets

This is a letter from todays Irish Times (14th. August 2017) , while not a GSRMA member the sentiments expressed in it are.

Sir, – So Siptu is accepting a new wage deal for public workers (Home News, August 10th). Hallelujah!

But what about the pensions of the forgotten thousands of retired members? We have sat back and taken our cut of up to 30 per cent for too long with no mention of when normality might be reinstated. It should be emphasised that these moneys are ours (that we worked and saved for) and not a hand-out.

Because of our advanced age-group, many pensioners will have died since the cuts began, thus saving an additional amount for the Government. If we have to wait much longer there will be a total saving!

In addition, like many others, latterly I purchased an additional nine years for my pension fund and have not had sight nor sound of this huge amount of money. Where is it gone and when are we going to see it back?

It appears neither the unions nor anyone else is interested in speaking for us.

Waiting for a ballot-box response is too distant and we may be all dead anyway!

It is now time we took to the streets again. – Yours, etc,


Kells, Co Meath.

4 Responses to Time for pensioners to take to the streets

  1. Liam Ralph August 14, 2017 at 9:23 pm #

    I totally agree with JC Lynch, it is high time we went on the march. We have been treated in a disgraceful matter. Now is the time for action

    Yours sincerely

    Liam Ralph

  2. timothy August 15, 2017 at 8:42 pm #

    Now that the economy is picking-up public service pension restoration should take place. We see ministers getting pay top-ups now. I’d agree having a peaceful protest on the streets would be an appropriate plan of action to highlight the matter.

  3. patrick joseph mc August 21, 2017 at 8:34 am #

    Sunday TIMES BUSBINESS &MONEY had an article Pension Freeze BONUS FOR THE EBS showing the higher profits made by the EBS and AIB by freezing all pensions despite increasing their profits. When ones sees this sold as good management it shows the thinking I

  4. Eugene August 24, 2017 at 10:45 am #

    JC Lynch is totally correct here, we are waitin far to long now for restoration. So many have passed on over the last five years, we are fed up listening to different Government Ministers talking and not meaning one word.We need to teach them a lesson, they are not taking the retired associations, or the Alliance seriously. The Alliance needs to organise a major protest for Government Buildings before the Budget happens.

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