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Canada’s unions are leading efforts to improve pensions for all Canadians through the expansion of public pensions, negotiating workplace pension plans and calling on the government to protect workers first when their employer goes bankrupt.

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Let’s secure workplace pensions

The federal government has made it possible for low-income working seniors to keep more of their Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS). But the government must do more to protect pensioners in the event of a company going bankrupt.
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Canada’s unions say they hope finance ministers are fixing CPP inequities

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 workers with disabilities will not be penalized. A statement issued by Canada’s finance ministers today promises “to provide greater benefits to parents whose income drops after the birth…
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Canada’s unions celebrate adoption of CPP expansion legislation

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. “Winning a stronger CPP has been a key priority for us for years and is an excellent example of the good that can come from collaborative work between unions…
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Canada’s unions call anti-pension bill C-27 a betrayal

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 commitments. “This bill was announced without consultation or advance notice, though it directly contradicts election promises to stabilize and improve retirement security,” said CLC President Hassan Yussuff, who wrote a letter to Finance Minister…
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