RMA News October 2023

As I write this at the beginning of October, I am looking forward to joining with RMA colleagues and friends for our Autumn break later in the month in Sligo. The Spring break will be on 19th, 20th and 21st March 2024 in the 4 star Charleville Park Hotel & Leisure Club Co Cork (www.charlevilleparkhotel.com), more details on this in our next edition of RMA News.

The RMA Management Committee held its September meeting in TUI Head Office where we reviewed our AGM held in Athlone last May.

Building Momentum: The extension to Building Momentum was accepted in autumn 2022 and saw the following pay increases:

3% backdated to 2nd February 2022

2% from 1st March 2023 and 1.5% from 1st October 2023.

Additionally, a 1% increase is payable from 1st October 2022 under the original Building Momentum Agreement.

 All these increases were passed on to retired teachers as the link between retired persons and their serving officer within the public service has been maintained till the end of 2023.

All members should by now have received all increases due up to March 2023 and should receive the 1.5% increase due from 1st October 2023 during the month of October.

The link between pay and pension is only guaranteed until the end of 2023. Any change to this link will impact negatively on the future value of public service pensions. To effectively defend and promote our interests we need as many retired colleagues in our membership as possible. I would like to remind existing members who have not renewed their membership to do so as soon as possible and encourage newly retired TUI members to join the Retired Members Association at www.rmatui.ie/join.

Any member with a query about their membership or who need to update their address or other details can do so by contacting our Membership Officer Majella O’Neill by email on rmamember@tuimail.ie or alternatively by phone on 087 7634710.

As most RMA branches are back in full swing again we would be grateful if branches would notify myself (rmasec@tuimail.ie) or the Chairperson Michael McNulty (rmachair@tuimail.ie)  and Mark Jordan  (mark.jordan@rmatui.ie )for the website of forthcoming meetings and other local events (including Christmas Events), well in advance to allow an officer to attend and news of bereavements should be notified to the membership officer.

If branches have any news or photographs from events, meetings etc. that they would like included in the RMA News section of a future TUI News sent them to me at (rmasec@tuimail.ie) and I will do my best to get them included.

Dan Keane

RMA Secretary