“Hopefully this strong consensus amongst provincial and territorial Finance Ministers to enhance the CPP will be enough to get federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty to reconsider the federal government’s position”: James Clancy.
Pensions and Retirement Security
PEIUPSE/NUPGE has been working hard against government changes to public service worker pension plans that will dramatically reduce retirement security. Make sure the government knows you don't agree with cutting retirement income.
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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.”
“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.
The gains that union members make at the bargaining table spill over into creating healthier and more prosperous communities for everyone.”