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Pensions and Retirement Security

July 31, 2012

Finance minister has proposed major changes to Ontario's public sector pension plans.

Ottawa (31 July 2012) – Several dozen public sector workers, social activists and local labour leaders demonstrated outside of Premier Dalton McGuinty’s Ottawa constituency office last week in opposition to proposed changes that could take away control workers have over their own retirement funds.

June 11, 2012

Stand up for democracy by joining the June 13 protest agains tthe Conservative's budget bill.

June 6, 2012

The Conservative government, with its Parliamentary majority, is pursuing an agenda of fiscal austerity, cuts to public services and jobs and a renewed determination to attack trade union righs, all while giving further tax breaks to corporations.

May 23, 2012

According to the Parliamentary Budget Officer, Kevin Page, Old Age Security is sustainable - despite what the Harper government is telling you.

May 22, 2012

The CPP remains the most stable pension fund in the country, funded on a sound basis and well managed by professional staff independent of government.

May 3, 2012

Of course, the country can afford pensions for some people. Pretty good pensions, in fact. CEO’s and the Executive ranks are doing quite OK in their retirement.

February 3, 2011

On January 19, 2011, NSGEU president Joan Jessome sent the following letter to the editor of the Chronicle Herald in response to an article by Dan Leger. It has yet to be printed.

January 10, 2011

'Could save taxpayers the cost of high management fees associated with the private sector insurance business and make pension coverage more effective and affordable.'

January 5, 2011

38% will work out of financial necessity while 5% are waiting to win a lottery.

December 21, 2010

CPP changes derailed as federal finance minister puts forward a limited voluntary private-sector pension option designed for small businesses and the self-employed.