pensions and retirement

Pensions & Retirement

The labour movement has been securing workplace pension plans for Canadians for over 100 years. We've also led the efforts to improve public pensions for all Canadians, from winning Old Age Security in 1952 to calling for changes to the current Canada Pension Plan.

We’re working for better public pensions, expansion of the CPP and more workplace pensions.

Issues and Research

Canada’s unions say they are encouraged that Canada’s finance ministers are working to strengthen the Canada Pension Plan and hope that means parents who take time off work to raise children and...

Posted: 11 December 2017

Canada’s unions are celebrating today’s adoption by the House of Commons of Bill C-26, a legislation that will expand the Canada Pension Plan for the first time in the plan’s history.

Posted: 30 November 2016

Canada’s unions are organizing against Bill C-27 a new piece of federal legislation that enables Crown corporations and federal private-sector employers to back out of defined-benefit pension...

Posted: 16 November 2016

What does a better plan for all mean, in real terms?

Posted: 21 July 2016

VANCOUVER – The Canadian Labour Congress is celebrating today’s announcement by the Finance Ministers that they have agreed to a modest universal expansion of the CPP.

Posted: 20 June 2016

Today unions of the Canadian Labour Congress launched a new website and ad campaign to raise awareness about the need for a universal...

Posted: 20 May 2016