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Government should live up to the provisions of the European Pillar on Social Rights

Published 26/10/2017

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Age Action, The ICA and the NWCI hope that the Government live up to the agreed text of The Interinstitutional Proclamation on the European Pillar of Social Rights as agreed by the Council of Ministers of Employment, Social Policy and Consumer Affairs in Luxembourg on 23 October 2017.  

This Proclamation includes a commitment to equality of pension rights; Principle No 15 states:

a) Workers and the self-employed in retirement have the right to a pension commensurate to their contributions and ensuring an adequate income. Women and men shall have equal opportunities to acquire pension rights.

b) Everyone in old age has the right to resources that ensure living in dignity.”

The present Government is failing to achieve both goals in a variety of ways but particularly in relation to their refusal to tackle State Pension Inequities made worse by the changes introduced in 2012. 

A good indication of their commitment to the Pillar would be the reversal of these changes in the forthcoming Finance Bill. 

Signed by:

Marie O’Toole,                                  John Church                       Orla O’Connor

National President ICA                    CEO Age Action                  Director NWCI

 

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Age Action Nominated as Finalists for the Good Governance Awards

Age Action were notified yesterday that they have been shortlisted as finalists in Category 4 of the Good Governance Awards. 

The Good Governance Awards recognises and encourages adherence to good governance by nonprofit organisations in Ireland. The award focuses on annual reports, examining how they demonstrate adherence to good governance. Category 4 is for organisations with an annual turnover of over €1 million and under €5 million. 

We are very proud to be recognised for the work that we do. Congratulations to our entire team at Age Action and to our fellow nominees; we're looking forward to the Awards on November 17th.

The other shortlisted organisations in Category 4 include BeLonG To Youth Services, Irish Hospice Foundation, The Ark, Dublin and The Care Trust

See Here for our Annual Report 2021 that was nominated.