Dáil Debates

Archive for the ‘Worker’s Rights’ Category

Pensions Equality

Dec
2016
08

Dáil Debates, Social Welfare, Worker's Rights

Dáil Debates, Worker's Rights

Dáil Debates, Dáil Issues, Social Welfare, Worker's Rights

Clare tells the Minister for Social Protection that the scandalous way the CRC Pension Plan was wound up has to be addressed, and warns him that if he doesn’t act, there will be far-reaching implications for other Defined Benefit pension schemes.

CRC Pension Wind-Up

Jun
2016
15

Dáil Issues, Dáil Work, Topical Questions, Worker's Rights

Clare on the unilateral wind-up of the CRC pension scheme, undertaken without any consultation with staff who had paid into it all their working lives. The treatment of staff throughout has been shocking, and there are major questions around why the scheme needed to be wound up at all. Transcript below.

Deputy Clare Daly: There is something incredibly rotten around this. It has the potential to put other CRC controversies into the shade. Overnight, unilaterally and without warning, a pension scheme was shut down that loyal staff members had paid into all their working lives. Subsequent to that decision, those staff members have been unable to meet the members of the board of the CRC who have no problem going to a gala dinner in the Burlington tonight. It is absolutely reprehensible.
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