....Defend your Pensions!!!
Express concern with Bill C-27, introduced in Parliament inOctober 2016. It would allow Crown corporations and federallyregulatedemployers to push employees to surrender defined
benefit pensions in favour of target benefit plans. In tough times,target benefits can be reduced, providing less retirement security for its members bad news for seniors, and our
economy. In 2015, Prime Minister Trudeau promised Federal Retirees that defined benefit pensions “which have already been paid for by employees and pensioners, should not be retroactively changed into [target benefit plans]”. But Bill C-27 would permit exactly that. We believe you should act to protect the retirement income security that’s already been earned by us and millions of other Canadians in definedbenefit plans, and reconsider the provisions in Bill C-27 that would allow retroactive pension
changes. Prime Minister Trudeau should honour his promiseand continue efforts to build better retirement income security for Canadians. Read more at www.cupe.ca
Click the link below to find your MP and write to them now!!!https://lop.parl.ca/ParlInfo/Compilations/HouseOfCommons/MemberByPostalCode.aspx?Menu=HOCThe Liberal government is proposing changes to the Canada Labour Code, but they don't go far enough.
The changes would apply to workers in federal jurisdictions. CUPE supports updating the Code, but argues that the proposed changes fail to provide adequate protections and reasonable access to leaves for workers.
This is the message that CUPE delivered this week to the House of Commons' standing committee on Finance. Elizabeth Dandy, CUPE's Director of Equality, and Chandra Pasma, CUPE Researcher, presented the union's submission on Bill C-63, the proposed Budget Implementation Act. CUPE welcomed the opportunity to present its perspective, and urged the government to go further. The federal government should be setting a high standard for the province to emulate. Unfortunately, in many areas, the Canada Labour Code lags behind the best provincial standards. The changes being proposed in Bill C-63 do not bring the new federal standards up to the level of the strongest provincial standards.