Women workers lack adequate pensions coverage

Monday 18 June 2001: Less than one in three women working in the private sector are covered by occupational pension schemes, according to Anne Maher, Chief Executive of the Pensions Board. Describing the figure as frighteningly low at only 31%, she pointed out that throughout the economy as a whole only 43% of women workers are covered by an occupational pension as opposed to 58% of men.