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Pensions

No false conflict between generations, CURC finds

June 19th, 2012

There were no signs of the false conflict between young and old over pensions when the CURC Executive met Canadian Federation of Students President Adam Awad in June.

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Minister urges CURC to lobby provinces on pension reforms

June 19th, 2012

During a meeting in June, CURC Executive members reminded Minister of State for Finance Ted Menzies that they had appeared before him when he did his cross-country tour on pensions and appreciated his willingness to hear everyone’s point of view. He acknowledged that he was constantly learning more information about the issue. He had been […]

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Official Opposition supports CURC on pensions

June 18th, 2012

The CURC Executive met during its June meeting with the Official Opposition to explain our position on pensions, pharmacare and home care.

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Federal budget: Tories way off track on pensions

March 30th, 2012

In reaction to the federal budget of Mar. 29, CURC says the Harper Government’s attack on Old Age Security (OAS) is like taking an axe to retirement security for our children and grandchildren.

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CURC launches new pre-retirement course

March 27th, 2012

With a million union members looking at retirement in the next decade, CURC has developed, tested and now trained people to give a two-day pre-retirement course. On March 21-23 in Toronto, 16 retirees from area councils and affiliates were trained to give the course. Plans are now underway to offer this course in conjunction with […]

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Union Retirees Condemn Harper Attack on Seniors

January 31st, 2012

The Congress of Union Retirees of Canada (CURC) accuses the Harper Government of attacking seniors with its proposal to change eligibility for Old Age Security benefits.

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CURC adds support to Brookfield victims

November 13th, 2011

CURC and its Québec affiliate have joined the growing list of supporters of the Victims of Brookfield Asset Management, a group of pensioners who lost 35% of their retirement income when Brookfield closed their former employer as part of a larger corporate shell game.

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Pensioners bear the brunt of corporate bankruptcy

October 14th, 2011

Pensioners are often left in the lurch when a company goes bankrupt. It’s time to change our laws to protect them.

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CURC commits to continuing pension fight

October 14th, 2011

CURC will continue to fight for fair pensions for all Canadians, more than 100 delegates to the 10th Constitutional Convention unanimously decided.

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Tories fund corporate tax cuts with seniors’ poverty

October 13th, 2011

An amount equal to 10% of the corporate tax giveaways announced by the Harper government in its last budget would have ended poverty among seniors in Canada, says the NDP Member of Parliament who has taken up the fight for seniors in the House of Commons.

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