There are many ways we are pitted against each other every day. We allow issues to divide us. But the more we listen and share, the more we find that we are connected
“NUPGE’s pension webinars provide our members with the tools and information they need to protect and improve our members’ pensions.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
Former Sears workers are having their pension fund cut, yet again, because those who controlled Sears made a deliberate decision to leave the pension plan underfunded.
Thousands joined the MGEU’s 2 pension tele-meetings to talk about potential changes to pensions and ask questions. If you missed the call, recordings of both meetings are now available.
"NSGEU/NUPGE members were not consulted then and haven't been since. I strongly urge all Liberal MLAs to talk to the Minister and their Premier...Tell them to read page 41 of their report." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
“These webinars are intended to give pension activists, advisory committee members, union officers, and trustees the tools they need to secure and protect decent pensions for our members” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
“When a company in financial difficulties is giving $1.4 billion to shareholders and handing executives millions of dollars in bonuses, it’s ridiculous to claim that legislation to protect pensions will affect the ability of the company to survive. What legislation to give pension plans priority in bankruptcy proceedings will do is protect workers and retirees from greed and incompetence.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“Our members depend on us to help them achieve the secure retirement they deserve. There was a lot of knowledge in the room and it was a great chance to learn from each other.” Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer.
“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
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.
NUPGE set to deliver first in a series of five Pension Basics webinars.
"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
"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
The highlight of the agreement on pensions is a commitment to establish joint trusteeship of the Public Service Pension Plan.
PEI deputy ministers will no longer receive benefits for two pension years for every one year of work, but government wants to increase base pay by $50,000.
Elisabeth Ballermann, President of Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA/NUPGE), has written the members that while she is encouraged by news that government is backing away from pension changes warns that members to keep up the fight.
Imposed pension changes miss the mark, says HSAA/NUPGE.
Alberta members, stay by your phone tonight for the Pension Telephone Town Hall or head down to the live audience.