59% of Canadians would be in trouble if their pay was delayed by a week.
Retirees / NUARC
(National Union Action on Retiree Concerns)
- See also Pensions and Retirement Security
Released after 12 months of hearings, workshops and submissions from Alberta groups and citizens.
Quebec also 'lukewarm' to national pension reforms under consideration by Canada's finance ministers.
Employees fighting freeze say money saved in wages would be scooped up by long-term care executives and private shareholders.
'No decisions have been taken yet to reduce any benefit or increase contributions.'
Canadian Health Coalition says ‘affordability’ no longer an excuse for inaction.
Toronto pension lawyer says precedent set by court could affect retirees depending on other financially stressed pension funds across Canada.
Labour organizations gathering at 10 a.m. at Health Resource Centre.
Maximum coverage of $1,000 a month when company pensions fail falls far short of recommended $2,500 level of support.
Municipalities across the province are being urged to support a resolution by Victoria and New Westminster at UBCM meeting in September.