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Cutting pensions is a short-term gain, but it results in long-term pain for many.
In many ways the Canadian Union of Public Employees is a much different union than it was 50 years ago, as evident from the photos from our founding convention. The delegates who gathered in Winnipeg...
How do you envision your retirement? I imagine that for most retired (or nearly retired) people, you'll have a better idea of what life will be like; but what if you're 20 or 30 years away? I think most people in that age group would have a harder time giving a confident response.
Pooled Retirement Pension Plans are a good idea; one clearly worthy of pursuing. It is now time for the federal and provincial governments to pass legislation to allow for their existence.