"In Alberta in 2013, we proved that solidarity works. Many people from many backgrounds came together to defeat an unfair attack on workers. It’s time for us to step up to the plate and fight back this new attack,." — Mike Parker, HSAA President
Pensions and Retirement Security
“Our members have made sacrifices. Clearly, the MHAs, despite all their bluster and doublespeak on MHA pension reform during the election, aren’t willing to do the same.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
"Our goal, and that of the broader labour movement, has been to ensure that our children and our grandchildren have strong and secure retirement security. Getting to this stage is a victory." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
The campaign for retiree pension benefits was strong and effective forcing the government to negotiate.
“For people without defined benefit pension plans, there’s an ever-present fear of seeing a significant drop in their retirement income.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“The labour movement has stood tall on this issue, fighting for the dignified retirements of all Canadians. The agreement announced yesterday is a good start, but this campaign is far from over,” says NUPGE National President James Clancy.
The fifth in a series of five NUPGE Pension Basics webinars will examine the growing role of social, environmental and governance factors in pension plan investment.
The fourth in a series of five NUPGE Pension Basics webinars will explore the legal and regulatory framework governing pension plans in Canada.
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.
“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