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September 2018 Newsletter has been circulated. You may read/download a copy under the News/Newsletters Menu or click on the link:  Newsletter_Sep_2018.pdf

Alliance Update September 2018

Read the report at the link below:

Report from the Alliance of Retired Public Servants

Annual Report 2018 from RWC (Retired Workers' Committee of ICTU). Read the report at the link below:

RWC_Annual_Report_2018.pdf

 

 

RSTA in INDOCHINA!  The intrepid travellers of the Midland Branch took off again this year to far flung places.  Members and friends enjoyed an exciting trip to Indochina.  Read a report of their trip and photos below: Report_from_Indo_trip.pdf    Photos:   Group_in_Indochina.jpg     Indochina.jpg

RSTA Midland branch recently enjoyed a tour of the beautifully restored Longford Cathedral guided by Midland member and RSTA President Padraic O'Doherty.  Padraic has generously offered to guide a tour for any other branch or members who would like to visit.

Read a report of the the visit here: Cathedral_visit.pdf

Mayo branch invites RSTA colleagues to join their proposed 6 day/5 night trip to Madrid, Monday 8th to Saturday 13th October.  Cost €750 per person sharing.  Day trips include:

  • Salamanca and Avila
  • Segovia
  • El Escorial
  • Valle de Los Caidos
  • Toledo

Click on the link to download the booking form and draft itinerary:Booking_Form.pdf

Enquiries to Antoinette Casey at antoinette.casey@gmail.com or 087 2421888

 

 

IMPROVEMENTS TO POST-2012 STATEPENSIONS.  The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has announced improvements to the state pension calculations for post 2012 pensioners.  Higher rates will commence from 30 March 2018.  The Department's statement is available here: Press_release.pdf

January 2018

RSTA Mayo members and colleagues from other branches enjoyed a memorable 5-day trip to the WW1 battlefields of Belgium and France with particular emphasis on remembering and honouring the Irishmen who fought and died in the Great War. The report of the trip at the link below is written by Antoinette Casey of Mayo Branch who did a wonderful job organising the trip. 

WW1_Tour_Sept_2017.pdf 

Some photos of the trip can be viewed here.  More to follow later: https://flic.kr/s/aHskxzBZd4.

PUBLICATION OF PAY AND PENSIONS BILL 2017 .  On Tuesday November 7th Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Pascal Donoghue, T.D. published the Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill 2017. An abstact from the Minister's Press Release is available here.

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