Almost 3000 retired police “threatening to sue State”

Almost 3000 former agents with the GNR, PSP and border guards agency SEF are threatening to sue the State over the way it has calculated retirement pensions.

At issue, explains Correio da Manhã, are “specific rules” relating to each one of the policing services that members complain were “forgotten” by State pension service Caixa Geral de Aposentações (CGA).

Instead, the CGA made its calculations on the basis of general rules for public sector workers.

According to president of the syndicate of police professions António Ramos, there are thus former agents who “should be receiving €1300-1400” per month but who are instead “getting only €900”.

The glitch covers people who retired between January 2014 and December of 2015.

Since then, the government has laid down uniform rules, says CM.

Thus, the problem involves 500 former PSP agents, 2000 former GNR plus around 250 former prison guards, and “a few dozen PJ and SEF inspectors”.

This group has created a movement, says CM, which has demanded a parliamentary hearing later this week.

“If nothing has changed by the 20th” the paper adds, the group “will be advancing with a complaint to the Administrative Tribunal”.

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