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Pensions and Retirement Security
"We have exciting work ahead, full of new conversations about how to make our country, our communities, our workplaces and our lives better. And we want you to continue to be part of it!" - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Workers come together to organize against Harper's harmful EI changes.
Alternative Federal Budget plan tackles Canadians' real concerns.
"To make a difference, Canadians need to pressure our government to take on the issue of income inequality head-on." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
In 2010, men accounted for 50.1% of total pension plan membership, while the percentage of women rose to 49.9%, a record level. In the early 1970s, men accounted for almost 75% of total membership in pension plans.
“We want C4Ps to focus on a positive message which talks about the impact workplace pensions have in providing seniors with decent retirement income as well as creating a strong and healthy economy.”
For the first time, NSGEU/NUPGE representatives will share in the decision-making about the plan’s assets and will have a say about what to do if the plan is over or underfunded.
CPP benefits increase by 2.8 percent effective January 2012: Yearly Maximum Pensionable Earnings (YMPE) for 2012 set at $50,100
“The CPP offers an already existing administrative structure and framework to improve retirement benefits for working Canadians at relatively low cost.”