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November 26, 2015

By Derek Gatopoulos, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ATHENS, Greece _ More than 2,000 pensioners chanting "We can't live on 300 euros" marched through central Athens Thursday to protest plans by the country's left-wing government to overhaul the pension system.

Protests took place in Athens and 12 other Greek towns and cities Thursday against the proposed reforms that would merge major funds and make the system less reliant on direct state funding.

September 2, 2015

OTTAWA — Special to The Globe and MailPublished Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 3:00AM EDT

Simon Doyle covers lobbying and the intersection of business and politics in Ottawa. He writes for Politics Insider, which is available only to subscribers of Globe Unlimited.

The Canadian Medical Association says it is tapping into voter frustration about health care in close ridings as part of a digital campaign to generate public support for policies to help seniors.

September 1, 2015

Older voters have sway at the polls because they tend to show up and vote

By Geoff Nixon, CBC News 

Seniors. They're an increasingly big group and they tend to show up on election day.

They're the group of people aged 65 and older, who now account for nearly one in six members of the population, according to Statistics Canada.

In Windsor, Ont., this group comprises one in five residents. That means local seniors loom even larger at the ballot box, as they make up nearly a quarter of the city's voting-age population.

July 3, 2015

Nearly half of retired Canadians were forced to leave the workforce earlier than they planned, according to a survey from Angus Reid.

The poll shows working in the public sector or being a union member has its benefits when it comes to retirement. Both those groups reported a lower rate of being forced into early retirement, and a lower likelihood of financial problems.

July 1, 2015

by Kelly Grant and Elizabeth Church, Globe and Mail

"An increasing number of patients discharged from hospital must travel to centrally located clinics to save the home-care system moneyWhen Jennifer Sewell had a benign cyst removed from her left breast last summer, the procedure was supposed to be a straightforward day surgery.

Instead, the 40-year-old mother of two from rural Southwestern Ontario developed an infection at her incision site, a wound that took more than five months to heal.

May 28, 2015

“Minister’s Oliver’s CPP announcement has to be seen for what it really is, a feeble attempt by the Conservative government to blunt the repeated calls for CPP reform.  Canadians will not be fooled by such a sham.  — Larry Brown, NUPGE National Secretary-Treasurer

Commentary by Larry Brown, National Secretary-Treasurer, National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE).

May 25, 2015

The Ontario Government declared it, and it affects everyone who works for, or is retired from, the Ontario Public Service (about 100,000 people).

The government wants to reduce access to drug benefits dramatically.

Current drug coverage is 90 per cent of the drug’s cost, less a $3 deductible per prescription.

The government wants to create a three-tiered system. Tier 1 drugs would be covered 90 per cent;,Tier 2 drugs, 50 per cent;, Tier 3 drugs 20 per cent. You pay the rest.

August 30, 2013

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.

August 2, 2013

"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.

April 29, 2013

Workers come together to organize against Harper's harmful EI changes.