Pensions and Retirement Security

April 25, 2016

The third in a series of five NUPGE Pension Basics webinars will explore the basics of pension investment, investment risks and opportunities and the role of trustees in setting investment policies.

April 21, 2016

“If [the] government insists on making any changes to this benefit, it would ultimately have to be dealt with through the collective bargaining process.” — Karen Jackson, PEI UPSE President

April 14, 2016

The PEI government will examine the "future costs" of the public sector service gratuity — retirement allowance — in its upcoming budget. Workers concerned this could lead to a reduction in benefits to save the province money.

April 4, 2016

Webinar on pension plan funding and the role of the actuary to take place Friday, April 8.

March 10, 2016

NUPGE set to deliver first in a series of five Pension Basics webinars.

March 3, 2016

"The Pension Basics webinars are a part of NUPGE’s ongoing efforts to increase the knowledge base and skill level of our activists in the important area of pensions." — Larry Brown, NUPGE National Secretary-Treasurer

February 19, 2016

Author of new report forecasts two worrying retirement trends.

By Richard Shillington, Yesterday, iPolitics

As the new Liberal government prepares to table its first budget, the twin challenges of ensuring adequate retirement security and reducing seniors' poverty are coming into sharper focus.

A report published Tuesday by the Broadbent Institute provides new data on seniors' income and retirement savings. It paints a stark picture of worsening poverty and inadequate savings trends, and offers a clear baseline of evidence for government action.

December 21, 2015

"The federal government has a major role to play in combating seniors' poverty in the most effective way — by increasing the benefits to the CPP." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President 

August 12, 2015

"These studies suffer from significant methodological weaknesses and inconsistencies and massively oversell their results."

July 23, 2015

The percentage of workers covered by a pension plan has decreased from 40.6% of the Canadian workforce in 1998 to just 37.9% in 2013.