CURC joins Edmonton rally to demand new health care deal with Feds

July 26th, 2017

Edmonton – Provincial Premiers meeting in Edmonton in mid-July were challenged by a loud Rally for Public Health Care telling them to demand fair funding for our medicare system in their negotiations with the federal government. The 200-strong rally, which took place outside the Fairmont Macdonald Hotel in Edmonton, was organised by the Friends of […]

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Submission on Bill C-27, an Act to amend the Pension Benefits Standards Act

June 1st, 2017

CURC is strongly supportive of increasing the Canada Pension Plan/Quebec Pension Plan (CPP/QPP) to 50% of the average wage: CPP/QPP covers all workers and thus has a large contribution base to draw on, making it more efficient to administer.

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Re-defining your pension rights in favour of corporate profits

May 16th, 2017

In 2014, under Harper, it was about replacing defined benefit pension plans with defined ‘contribution’ plans. Today, under Trudeau, it is about replacing defined benefit pension plans with ‘target’ benefit plans. It’s more than semantics. This proposed change could have a retroactive impact on present pensioners’ benefits.

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Alberta retirees ask Prime Minister to live up to election reform promises

April 30th, 2017

Alberta’s union retirees are sending a message to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reminding him of promises he repeatedly made during the last federal election to finally bring in badly-needed reforms to Canada’s election system.

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Union retirees join calls for changes to Alberta’s workplace laws

April 28th, 2017

The Alberta Federation of Union Retirees (AFUR) is kicking off a post-card campaign in an effort to convince the provincial Minister of Labour to make long overdue changes to the province’s labour laws.

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CURC joins Hydro One protest

March 5th, 2017

CURC joined a London protest against the sale of Ontario’s Hydro One on Family Day.

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Liberals ram Europe trade deal through Parliament

January 11th, 2017

The federal government is fast tracking Bill C-30, An Act to Implement the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) through the House of Commons.

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UN day for seniors celebrated with focus on housing, health, pensions, inequality

October 17th, 2016

  CURC participated in an NDP press conference on Parliament Hill marking October 1, National Seniors Day and UN International Day of the Older Person. Housing, health, pensions and inequality were top of mind when CURC, provincial federations and area councils in collaboration with other retiree organizations through Seniors’ Voice marked October 1, International Day […]

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OFUR unveils new logo, constitution at 13th convention

August 17th, 2016

The Ontario Federation of Union Retirees unveiled its new logo, adopted a new constitution and bylaws, and welcomed new officers and council members at its thirteenth biennial convention May 17-19, 2016 at the Unifor Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario. Over 70 delegates and guests participated in a well-received How to Lobby workshop presented […]

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CURC signs on to campaign for community power

July 28th, 2016

CURC has added its name to the national campaign Delivering Community Power. Provincial federations, area councils and individual members are all encouraged to sign on to a growing list of people who see how Canada Post can become the hub of our next economy with postal banking that finances green energy, services for seniors, farm-to-table […]

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