RSTA maintains a working relationship with the following organisations:


Since its foundation in 1962 RSTA has enjoyed a close working relationship with ASTI. Founding members of RSTA had been actively involved in the 1950’s campaign to secure an adequate pension scheme for second level teachers. The leaders of the newly formed Retired Secondary Teachers’ Association continued the campaign and extended its focus to secure improved benefits for retired teachers.

In advancing the cause of its retired members today RSTA regularly meets with officers and officials of ASTI. RSTA members currently serve on the Retired Workers Committee of ICTU. RSTA members, the majority of whom are emeritus members of ASTI, bring the perspective and experience of the retired teacher to deliberations of ASTI at branch and national levels. ASTI continues to support RSTA financially through an annual subvention and by facilitating meeting of the National Committee at ASTI head office. Copies of the ASTI journal ASTIR and the ASTI diary are distributed to members of RSTA.

RSTA advises retiring teachers to apply for emeritus membership of ASTI by application through their local ASTI branch or ASTI head office.

Retired Workers’ Committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions

This committee represents the retired workers of all trade unions affiliated to ICTU, retirees with state pensions, public service pensions and occupational pensions. Its main aim is to protect and improve the living standards of all retired workers through the holding of seminars and information meetings and making submissions to the Government. A delegate of the committee attends the meetings in Brussels of The European Federation of Older People. RSTA members take an active part in the workings of the Retired Workers Committee.

RSTA Representatives on RWC: Henry Collins, Ger O'Donoghue and Susie Hall and Marie Doyle. 

Alliance of Retired Public Servants

The Alliance is comprised of pension organisations representing over 100,000 retired public servants - including former civil servants, local authority and health employees, teachers, nurses, doctors, gardai, defence force personnel and others.

The Alliance came together informally in 2013 against the background of public service pensioners having no voice in relation to the introduction by government of emergency legislation reducing pensions. Following a meeting with the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the Alliance was established on a formal basis in 2014.

RSTA representatives on the Alliance: Marie Doyle and Michael Moriarty.

National Federation of Pensioners Associations

Founded in 1976 the Federation represents twenty pensioners’ associations from the public and private sectors. The Federation makes a pre-budget submission each year with emphasis on health, travel and equality as they affect the lives of its members.