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Government must meet Pension Obligations to CE Supervisors – Tóibín

Aontú Leader Peadar Tóibín TD has stressed his support for the efforts of SIPTU and Fórsa to achieve pension justice for Community Employment Scheme Supervisors and Assistant Supervisors.

Speaking today, International Workers Day, Teachta Tóibín stated:

“In 2008, the Labour Court recommended that the government initiate a pension scheme for Community Employment Scheme Supervisors and Assistant Supervisors. Over ten years later, the government has made no steps to provide any sort of pension scheme for the 1,250 Supervisors and Assistant Supervisors who are fundamental to the delivery of opportunities for long-term unemployed people and communities across Ireland.

Since the Labour Court’s recommendation, 250 CE Scheme Supervisors and Assistant Supervisors have retired. None have received any pension as a result of their hard work in key areas. Between 30 and 40 Supervisors and Assistant Supervisors will retire this year. It is characteristically unfair and unjust of the government that they have not taken heed of the Labour Court’s decade-old recommendation and put a pension scheme in place to ensure financial security for these Supervisors who have served their communities and our country.

On International Workers Day, it is right that the ongoing pension injustice suffered by CE Scheme Supervisors and Assistant Supervisors is highlighted and that Minister Donohoe and the government finally commit to the creation of a pension scheme for these workers.”
 

 

By Aontú Press | 1 May, 2019



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