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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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Working people need a fairness budget: 10 things Canada’s unions want to see in Budget 2019

The 2019 federal budget signals the government’s plans and priorities leading up to the fall election. Canada’s unions expect Budget 2019 to outline a multi-year roadmap making significant improvements to the well-being of working people and vulnerable groups in Canada. At the same time, the budget must address urgent priorities for working people in its spending plans for the 2019-2020…
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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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