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Pensions and Retirement Security
LETTER TO THE EDITOR re: Alberta is moving in the right direction on pensions
"Be creative, be outspoken, be daring. Your voice is powerful. Your stories are moving. People need to hear them because they will make a difference." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
“So many of our members have an abundance of knowledge and skills they would like to put to use after they retire. SEEN will help them to do that.” - Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.
“The solution to the real retirement crisis is staring us in the face,” the four union leaders said. “It is not to attack the retirement savings of working Canadians or to raise the age at which they can retire, but to provide a fair publicly administered pension plan for all.”
NUPGE is launching a monthly contest for the best video, poem or song submission about “Why Unions Matter” – to you, your family, community and country.
"We have exciting work ahead, full of new conversations about how to make our country, our communities, our workplaces and our lives better. And we want you to continue to be part of it!" - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
“It would be great if the CFIB concentrated on how to help its relatively small membership get a pension plan, or perhaps support the idea to enhance the Canada Pension Plan so that our seniors can retire with security and dignity." - Debbie Bovyer, President PEIUPSE.
“We will be emerging from this convention with a strong action plan to counter these attacks and moving our agenda of justice, equality and fairness for all Canadians forward.” - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Workers come together to organize against Harper's harmful EI changes.
The gains that union members make at the bargaining table spill over into creating healthier and more prosperous communities for everyone.”
“Our economy is being held back because the Prime Minister refuses to work with all major stakeholders to develop a comprehensive national skills development strategy." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Alternative Federal Budget plan tackles Canadians' real concerns.
Pension and bargaining are topics for meeting with NBU President.
"But as they say, recognition that there is a problem, and getting a handle on its magnitude, is the first step towards a cure."
"We work on behalf of our members to promote and protect their rights in the workplace but our social justice work ensures that all boats rise together - union and non-union, here in Canada and around the world."
The provincial government continues to take credit for tax cuts that have failed to deliver the economic gains that were promised. The government also refuses to accept responsibility for the budget cuts and corresponding service cuts.
NUPGE urges the Conservative government to establish a Fairness Test to assess the distributional impact of key tax and spending policies in budgets and determine whether they will reduce income inequality or make the problem worse.
World Economic Forum releases pessimistic report. The report sees severe income disparity and Climate Change as among top three greatest risks to world economy.
Top elected leaders from eight major Ontario unions will be in Sudbury Tuesday night to host a forum on income inequality in the province.
Sudbury (07 Jan. 2012) - Inequality is on the rise in Ontario. Wages are falling; profits are soaring. The poor are getting poorer, the middle class is shrinking and the top one per cent is getting a lot richer. The public services we all depend on are being slashed to pay for tax cuts for the richest corporations in the country.
So why is this happening? And what do we do about it?