Friday January 24, 2020

Noel Rock: Why the INM pension scandal should concern and anger us all

We urgently need to enact laws to prevent solvent firms from closing their pension schemes

11th December, 2016
Current and former employees of Independent News and Media, as they protest over significant cuts to their pension entitlements, before the extraordinary general meeting by (INM) Independent News & Media at the Alexander Hotel Pic: RollingNews.ie

The Independent News & Media (INM) pension scandal may not seem like the most obvious parable for those of us attempting to understand the rise in extremist populism.

But if we believe in the importance of sensible politics, and the need for private business to create jobs and generate wealth, then we should be paying very close attention.

This government delivered another job-creating, tax-reducing and public-service-improving budget in October. At the end of his speech,...

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