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Sinn Féin tables motion on pension reforms

25 November, 2016 - by John Brady TD

Sinn Féin has tabled a motion calling on the Government to act on pension reforms.

The motion has been brought forward by the party’s spokesperson for Social Protection, John Brady TD and will be debated at private members time on the 6th of December.

Speaking today Teachta Brady said;

“This motion calls on the Government to implement seriously needed pension reforms that are impacting on people right across this State.  

“This is an issue that was highlighted on doorsteps right across the State during the most recent General election as the changes made by Fine Gael and Labour were felt.

“Our motion seeks to highlight and urge reform on two major inconsistencies within the current pension system – the gender pension gap which disproportionately impacts on women and the ongoing farce of retired workers being forced onto Jobseekers payments.

“I am calling on those affected by the current pension system to lobby your local TDs and urge them to support this motion.

“I will be making contact with a number of organisations in the coming days including, those I have met on this issue already.

“Our current pensions system is flawed. All other parties and independents have highlighted issues within the pensions system but up to now they have been all talk and no action.  

“The time for talking has come and gone. Sinn Féin wants to see real reforms with pension equality and fairness for all. I am calling for cross party support for this motion and I look forward to debating this motion on December 6th.”


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