Retirees / NUARC | National Union of Public and General Employees

Retirees / NUARC

(National Union Action on Retiree Concerns)

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.

April 27, 2011

Among retired people with debt, 17 percent owed $100,000 or more.

April 26, 2011

Main split on pensions comes down to continuing to rely on a failed private sector model, or improving and expanding our public pension system.

April 26, 2011

In the past 12 months, there has been a significant rise in the number of retirees returning to the workforce because they need the income

April 1, 2011

Review of pension plans in the broader public sector misses the mark completely for the tens of thousands of workers who have no pension coverage at all.

March 28, 2011

Small GIS increase to go only to those seniors with less than $2,000 income a year.

March 18, 2011

QPP contributions will increase while workers who retire before age 65 will have their QPP benefits further reduced

March 17, 2011

"As a mechanism for addressing the deficiencies in Canada’s retirement income system, PRPPs are greatly inferior to an expanded CPP."

March 14, 2011

Two thirds cite lack of funds as reason for not making RRSP contribution.

March 14, 2011

Payments under OAS and GIS will rise 0.5 percent.