Tanaiste Burton battens down the hatches and refuses any responsibility for the loss of livelihood of Aer Lingus and DAA pensioners
To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection in relation to whether she had any meetings or discussions with the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport in relation to securing a percentage of the proceeds of the sale of the State’s shareholding in Aer Lingus to offset some of the financial hardship being experienced by existing and deferred members of the Irish Airlines (General Employees) Superannuation Scheme . – Clare Daly.
I asked Joan Burton about changes in pension legislation that allow trustees to reduce the payments to current pensioners and deferred members, but from her answers it seems that she’s going to continue to ignore their plight.
To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she has undertaken analysis of the impact of changes to Section 50 of the Pensions Act allowing trustees to reduce the payments to pensioners.
– Clare Daly.
To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she will justify the way those who are required to take up a Gateway position, end up financially worse off through the payment of PRSI, along with the cost of attending work, ensuring a substantial reduction in their family’s income; and her plans regarding same. – Clare Daly.