RSTA NATIONAL CONFERENCE - WEXFORD - 2016
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The RSTA President and the National Committee wish to express sincere gratitude to the Wexford Branch for their superb organisation and attention to detail in arranging the annual conference this year. Delegates enjoyed the great hospitality and the many events and wonderful musical performances arranged for our entertainment. A full report of the conference will be available on the website in the near future.
RSTA National Committee 2016
(L to R) Front Row: Mike Moriarty (Vice President), Muriel McNicholas (National Treasurer), Carmel Heneghan (RSTA President), Susie Hall (National Secretary), MicheÃ¡l O'Neill (Wexford Branch). Back Row: Henry Collins, (Past President), Mary Evans (Cork Branch), John Cunningham (Waterford Branch), Padraic O'Doherty (Midland Branch), Pat Cahill (Dublin Branch), Marie Doyle (Dublin Branch), Mattie Finnerty (Tipperary Branch).
Public Service Pensions Restoration 2016 - 2018
In June 2015 the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform brought forward proposals which provide for the restoration of pension reductions on a phased basis over three years. The full text of the Minister's Statement and tables setting out the details of the public service pensions restoration are available at the following link: Minister's_Statement.pdf
Department Circular 18/2015: Changes to the Public Service Pension Rduction (PSPR) is available at the link:www.circulars.gov.ie/pdf/circular/per/2015/18.pdf
Stage 1 of the changes came into effect on 1st January 2016.
Response from the Alliance of Retired Public Servants to the Minister's Statement
Following a process of consultation with constituent pensions organisations the Alliance issued the following statement: Alliance_Response.pdf
RSTA is a voluntary organisation serving retired secondary teachers in Ireland since 1962
Newly retired secondary teachers find in the RSTA an important point of contact with colleagues who have already experienced the change in circumstances of moving from full-time teaching into retirement.Through its network of branches across the country RSTA organises events and travel at home and abroad that enrich the personal lives of members and foster our interest in and commitment to learning.
The RSTA Newsletter and website are sources of information on areas of public policy relevant to retired teachers.
The Association liaises with kindred organisations and is a voice specifically to represent retired secondary teachers in the public advocacy of retired people.