Important work continues on bankruptcy and pensions

January 10th, 2011

While we’ve been fighting for improvements to the Canada/Québec Pension Plan, important efforts are being made to protect pensioners of private companies which go bankrupt.

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Seniors must remember where parties stand on pensions

December 22nd, 2010

Seniors must remember where the federal parties stand on pension reform when it comes time to vote in the next federal election.

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Increase CPP to 50% of average wage: CURC

November 12th, 2010

CURC’s president has urged Ontario’s premier and finance minister to push for increasing CPP payments as a national goal.

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We need your help!

November 11th, 2010

Thanks to our efforts, the governments (with the notable exception of Alberta) are now debating not whether they should increase the CPP-QPP but by how much. If you live in Ontario, the government needs to hear from you that the CPP should be increased to 50%.

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Manitoba seniors lobby for improved pension plans

August 14th, 2010

The Manitoba Federation of Union Retirees participated in a public rally with others in the labour movement for improved public pensions outside the Premiers’ meeting in Winnipeg August 4, 2010.

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CURC calls for improved CPP-QPP and national summit to deal with seniors’ issues

August 10th, 2010

The federal government should improve the Canada and Quebec Pension Plans and hold a national summit to hear the views of all stakeholders on the pension crisis, says the Congress of Union Retirees of Canada (CURC).

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Financial literacy: good, but we also need decent retirement incomes

May 13th, 2010

CURC took the fight to improve the Canadian pension system to the Task Force on Economic Literacy. This task force was set up by the government to suggest the cure to lack of pension coverage is to teach people how to invest wisely. CURC in its brief took an approach which sought to insure today’s workers are not tomorrow’s impoverished retirees.

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CURC’s Presentation to the Task Force on Economic Literacy

May 12th, 2010

Read the full text of CURC’s presentation to the Task Force on Financial Literacy.

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CURC supports Nortel workers’ fight for their pensions

November 3rd, 2009

CURC members were out at a demonstration on Parliament Hill on October 21 to support Nortel workers who are fighting to have the bankruptcy laws changed so that working people who are owed pension funds come first on the list of creditors.

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Excerpted details of CURC’s position paper on Pensions

October 19th, 2009

Read a concise outline of the position on Pension reform adopted at CURC’s 2009 Convention.

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