AGM2018

 

 List of ordinary motions passed at the AGM.  

Co Meath

  • The RMATUI commends the work of the Alliance of Retired Public Servants in achieving the full restoration of the pensions of many of our members, including restoration of the serving peer link, and in eliminating the inequality relating to the pensions of public servants who have retired since 29th February 2012. The RMA now calls on the Alliance to vigorously continue its campaign of lobbying public representatives for the purpose of achieving full pension restoration for the rest of our members by 2019, and also statutory negotiation rights on behalf of retired public servants.

Passed

  • The RMATUI commends the TUI for the considerable support it has provided for the Alliance of Retired Public Servants over a period of several years, which significantly helped the Alliance in its work. This AGM urges the union to continue to support the Alliance in its efforts to (1) achieve full pension restoration for all public servants (2) maintain the serving peer link into the future and (3) achieve statutory negotiation rights on behalf of retired public servants.

Passed

 

  • This AGM of RMATUI reiterates its support for equal pay for new entrants to teaching, and fully supports the TUI Executive in its efforts to achieve this and to resolve the ‘career averaging’ pensions issue for all members.

Passed 

  • The RMATUI deplores the practice of not issuing permanent contracts to new entrants to the teaching profession within a reasonable time.  This AGM affirms the support of the RMATUI for the Union’s efforts to correct this measure and urges the TUI to redouble its efforts to remove this injustice.

Passed

Dublin RMA Branch

  • This AGM mandates National Officers, Area Representatives and Branch Committees work together to ensure that the recruitment of new members be given the highest priority over the coming years.  To this end the National Management Committee will set up an appropriate structure i.e. steering committee to research, develop, implement, monitor and at the AGM 2019 and 2020 provide a report on the Recruitment Strategies and procedures undertaken.

Passed

Management Committee

  • The Retired Members Association of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland calls on the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform to allocate funding in the Budget of October 2018 for the restoration of the full Medical Card to persons of 70 years and over.  To this end, the RMA now asks all its Branches and members to lobby their public representatives by letter, email and clinic visits, to achieve this.

Passed

  • This AGM of RMATUI deplores the situation whereby members of RMA do not have access to the TUI App and call on the Executive of TUI to rectify this situation immediately.

Passed

  • This AGM of the RMATUI notes that valuable work was done by the Benevolent Fund Sub-Committee towards formulating a basis for the setting up of such a Fund for TUI and RMATUI members.  The AGM further notes the portent of a resolution in the name of the TUI Executive Committee, which appeared on the TUI Congress 2018 agenda, but was not reached. RMATUI now asks that further discussions be arranged between the TUI Finance sub-committee and the RMA for the purpose of compiling a formal proposal to be put to the TUI Conference in 2019 regarding the setting up of a Benevolent Fund.  The proposal should include details on how the fund will be financed, the exact purpose of the fund, criteria to benefit from the fund, and details on who will have responsibility for administering it.

Passed