Retirees / NUARC | National Union of Public and General Employees

Retirees / NUARC

(National Union Action on Retiree Concerns)

December 14, 2011

“The CPP offers an already existing administrative structure and framework to improve retirement benefits for working Canadians at relatively low cost.”

December 9, 2011

“Canada does not need yet another voluntary tax-assisted retirement savings program. It needs public pensions that provide all Canadians with a basic guarantee of adequate income.”

December 9, 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

November 30, 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."

October 20, 2011

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

September 16, 2011

Many Canadians living pay cheque to pay cheque and unable to save, faced with the prospect of working longer before retirement.

September 16, 2011

The percentage of the labour force covered by a pension plan declined, from 34% in 1999 to 33% in 2009.

May 24, 2011

The CPP Fund's assets reached a record high of $148.2 billion at the end of its fiscal 2010. That surpassed a previous high of $127.7 billion in June 2008, months before the onset of the global financial downturn.

May 17, 2011

Participation of women in pension plans continues the trend upward which began in 1998.

May 5, 2011

The evidence clearly demonstrated that the government was required to and did put aside real funds to deal with its pension obligations, along with funds collected from plan members' contributions.