Pensions are our right, and trying to dodge paying them, or making us work longer, is not going to wash. Pensions are deferred wages that workers have earned. Our national pension pot was robbed of €20 Billion to bail out banks. Now the government wants a ‘commission’ to review pensions. Not needed. Simply increase the bosses contribution to PRSI (one of the lowest in Europe). And why not tax the banks and the super-rich, there’s more of them than ever and they’re richer than ever too! The ‘Grey vote’ has clout, and groups like @Pensionsers for Equality will be keeping a close eye.
Last night I addressed the fact that Irish employers make the lowest PRSI payments in the EU. No wonder our services are in bits! If they paid their fair share, our services could be better off to the tune of €16 billion a year.