Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (314)

Michael P. Kitt

Question:

314. Deputy Michael P. Kitt asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the position regarding the arrangements for staff pensions in respect of employees of Waterways Ireland, in view of the proposed pension changes on 1 April 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14739/14]

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Written answers (Question to Arts)

I assume that the proposed changes referred to by the Deputy relate to those arising as a result of the Hutton Pension Reforms. I am advised by Waterways Ireland that meetings, facilitated by the Labour Relations Commission, have taken place between trade union representatives and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform to discuss these matters. I understand that, to date, Waterways Ireland has not been advised to make any changes to its pension scheme.