Major meeting planned for Sligo to address pension payments

The National President of retired SIPTU members has urged the current government to honour commitments made in relation to pension payments that were first made more than twenty five years ago.


A public meeting in relation to pension payments will take place in the Southern Hotel in Sligo tomorrow at 11 am to discuss the shortfall that currently exists between pension payments and the average industrial earnings.


Padraig Peyton says the days of adding 5 to 10 euro to pensions is over.


The county Sligo based President says commitments were made as far back as 1998 to ensure that pension payments would be 34 per cent of average earnings .


He says those being paid pensions have earned them and that it’s time for the government to make adequate payments: