Retirees / NUARC

(National Union Action on Retiree Concerns)

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.

March 11, 2011

Canadians believe they'll work longer than the traditional retirement age of 65, they're less confident about their retirement outlook, and they're concerned about their financial well-being.

March 2, 2011

Canadians 35-54 years of age are the most likely to have withdrawn money from their RRSP

January 17, 2011

“The notion that small businesses will join a PRPP because it’s simpler than existing employee-sponsored options is a bit of pipedream.”