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Pensions and Retirement Security

November 11, 2009

NUPGE publishes the first of three reports on ideas that emerged from a series of 26 town hall meetings across the country to assess the way forward from the global economic collapse.

November 11, 2009

'It’s time to consider expansion of our public universal workplace pension plan, the CPP.' - Joan Jessome.

October 8, 2009

'Only 38% of paid workers have workplace pensions.'- Monica Townson.

September 21, 2009

The dream of 'freedom 55' will recede to a new reality of 'freedom 70' for many Canadians if the Conservatives get their way, says NUPGE president James Clancy.

September 20, 2009

'We support your position that the best fix to the current situation lies in expanding the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and agree with your hesitations about the effectiveness of proposals for new provincial or inter-provincial pension plans.' - Larry Brown.

September 17, 2009

Ontario is asked to change legislation to permit the transfer of pension assets to the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS).

August 23, 2009

Larry Brown, NUPGE's national secretary-treasurer, says the Harper government is misleading Canadians on pensions issues. Instead of responding effectively to the crisis, the government is stalling and even moving backward, he argues.

August 20, 2009

Average settlements of $16,000 now being made by Saskatchewan government.

August 9, 2009

Sets precedent likely to undermine pension plans across the country.

July 14, 2009

"It was reassuring to hear the OECD state so frankly that an effective pension system is not only socially necessary, but also one of the required responses to the economic crisis," says Larry Brown, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer