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Pensions and Retirement Security

August 29, 2012

"It is not the inexorable march of global economics alone, but rather choices – choices in public budgets, and in economic and social policy – that have failed to rein in the increasing income inequality distributed by the private market and aided in propelling us down this path."

August 24, 2012

Program will not benefit majority of Canadians preparing for retirement.

August 21, 2012

“When workers, through their unions, are able to bargain freely for decent wages, benefits and pensions, there are benefits for the middle class and for society as a whole." - Ken Georgetti, CLC President.

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.