Workers deserve dignity in retirement – Waterford TD
Waterford TD David Cullinane has hit out at reports that social welfare payments will have to be cut if the pension age is not raised, describing such moved as “cynical and petty”.
The local Sinn Féin poll topper said: “This is a cynical and petty narrative, and is is disingenuous. It is nothing more than scaremongering.”
Deputy Cullinane, who is also his party’s spokesperson on Communications, Climate Action and the Environment, accused Fianna Fáil on reneging on their commitment to stop changes to the pension age.
The Waterford TD added: “Reverting the pension age to 65 can be paid for through reform of the PRSI system and by increasing employers’ PRSI on incomes in excess of €100,000.
“Sinn Féin is the only party that is clear and unequivocal on this issue – everyone should have the right to retire on a State pension at 65 if they choose. Workers deserve dignity in retirement.
“The people have demanded change on this issue.”