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Hands off public pensions – Morgan

15 January, 2009


Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Arthur Morgan TD has hit out at IBEC's proposals to scrap defined benefit pension schemes for those who are working in the public service.

Speaking today Deputy Morgan said, "Pension schemes are an integral part of pay and benefits package and the elimination of defined benefit schemes of Gardaí, nurses and other public sector workers would be a retrograde measure.

"It was the Government and the fat cats in the financial and property sector that have created the economic crisis - not public sector workers. It is simply wrong to put to force low and middle earning workers in the public sector pay for the failure of successive Fianna Fáil led Governments.

"The Government should look towards those who can afford to pay more to meet their public spending targets." ENDS

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