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Pensions and Retirement Security

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

June 22, 2009

'No wonder the most enthusiastic endorsements have come from employer oriented think tanks.'

June 18, 2009

'They lost $24 billion and they wiped out the last four years of contributions in that loss.'

June 15, 2009

Public sector workers pay 8% to 9% of their income to finance public pension plans, far more than the 3% to 5% contribution rate for other workers with pensions. - NUPGE's Larry Brown.

June 7, 2009

'Governments should underwrite the pension plans of Canadian workers because to do anything else would be unfair and economically disastrous.' - Larry Brown, NUPGE.

May 24, 2009

CPP Investment Board says long-term outlook remains stable despite setbacks caused by turmoil in international economic markets.

April 5, 2009

NSGEU critical of province for not working with union to develop best way to plan for the future.