Nurses meet with TDs over pension changes

Representatives of the Irish Nurses Organisation and Psychiatric Nurses Association are holding extensive talks with TDs and Senators over the contents of the Public Service Annuation Bill.

Representatives of the Irish Nurses Organisation and Psychiatric Nurses Association are holding extensive talks with TDs and Senators over the contents of the Public Service Annuation Bill.

The group has said changes in the law requiring people to work until the age of 65 mean those who joined before now will have to work longer to achieve the same benefits.

Seamus Murphy of the PNA has said clarity is urgently required: “I met a women of 30 years of age.

"She is a mature student. Under the terms that she would have come in to the service she could retire on a full pension at age 60. Unfortunately, now she will be caught in a situation where she is going to have to stay until age 70 to effect the same pension.”

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