Pensions and Retirement Security

09 Dec 2011

RRSP system is one of Canada's most expensive social programs, costing the federal and provincial governments over $17 billion in foregone tax revenue

30 Nov 2011

"Workers are being told to work longer, pay more and receive less," said James Clancy, NUPGE National President. "We stand in solidarity with each and every UNISON member in the fight for decent pensions. Enough is enough."

07 Nov 2011

Canada’s pension system is the tenth most stable system in the world.

01 Nov 2011

A 50-year-old worker in 2008 could expect to stay in the labour force 3.5 years longer than in the mid-1990s.

20 Oct 2011

The Pension Protection Act moves pensioners to the front of the line of creditors to be paid out during bankruptcy

25 Sep 2011

New hires will receive part of their pension benefit from the existing DB plan under a reduced formula, and part from a DC plan.

23 Sep 2011

“We have very serious expectations that the review is going to find that the plans are in fact sustainable."

21 Sep 2011

Up to three million public sector workers to take part in massive strike on November 30 over pension reforms

U.K. (23 September 2011) – British unions have called a day of strike action on November 30, warning that Britain faces the "biggest mobilization in a generation" unless the government rethinks "hugely damaging" changes to public sector pension plans.

19 Sep 2011

As of October 1, 2011, OAS and GIS pension benefits will increase by 0.8 percent.

16 Sep 2011

Difference can amount to a 13 percent bigger pension at retirement.


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