Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Social Protection Willie O’Dea TD has raised concerns about the closure of a staff pension fund at the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC).
Deputy O’Dea commented, “I’m concerned about the sudden dissolution of this pension fund for 47 staff members of CRC. From my understanding of the situation this was done without consultation with the affected staff members, who were only informed of the situation in the aftermath of the closure of their pension fund.
“I’ve tabled a series of questions to the Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar on this issue and I will meet with the affected staff members in the coming days to discuss the situation. This has come as a great shock to these staff members who had a reasonable expectation of a secure income in their retirement.
“I’m calling on the Minister to examine this situation and to try and secure a more favourable outcome for these workers. The closure of the pension fund at short notice is grossly unfair and needs to be urgently addressed.”