To: Heather Humphreys TD, Pension Commission Chair Joesephie Feehily, Housing Minister Daragh OBrian, Tom Parlon CEO Construction Industry Federation

Retire at 55 for construction sector

Construction workers to be allowed to retire at 55 years of age as a legal right.

Why is this important?

In order to retain skills and attract new entrants to the construction sector and avoid labour shortage caused by physical nature off construction work, a reduced pension time is needed as a basic benefit, otherwise it will impact on productivity, send the sector into decline and impact further on the housing crisis.
Most construction workers start work as teenagers 10 years ahead of most sectors but, but only 1 in 5 make it to 65.