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Pensions

December 7, 2016 - 3:04pm •
** To: PSAC members in British Columbia ** Bill C-27, An Act to amend the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985, was quietly introduced in the House of Commons in October. There was no press release from the government, and no advance notice given to or consultation with unions, pension plan members, or retirees.
October 26, 2016 - 10:05am •
October 1, 2015 - 4:25pm •
This morning, Pierre Poilièvre and other Conservative candidates in Ottawa made an announcement directed towards federal public service workers. The press conference, along with an open letter from Stephen Harper to the public service, followed campaign announcements regarding the federal public service by the NDP and Liberals earlier this week.
November 13, 2014 - 12:48pm •
If you’re a PSAC member 50 or older, you should be a member of BC FORUM, the recognized voice for senior unionists in B.C. since 1995. As you know well, we are strongest when we stand together in solidarity.BC FORUM represents thousands of active and retired union members. As an active worker, BC FORUM helps you plan for retirement – because leaving work should not mean leaving the movement.Together with the union movement and our allies, BC FORUM is taking on the issues that affect our families:
September 23, 2013 - 9:40am •
Unfortunately, for too many Canadians, retirement isn't easy. Pensions need to be made better not worse, to ensure a post-work life with dignity and health care security.Reportedly, the federal government wants to make changes to the Public Service Health Care Plan. This plan was part of a negotiated agreement; federal employees made concessions in exchange for what was promised. Now the government wants to go back on their promise, doubling health insurance costs and reducing seniors' finances.
December 19, 2012 - 1:32pm •
We are disappointed with the Supreme Court of Canada's judgment today.  The Supreme Court recognized that public service plan members made a significant contribution – 42.2 per cent or almost $12 billion – in paying down the national debt for all Canadians when the government appropriated the pension plan surplus.
February 17, 2012 - 1:12pm •
The B.C. Council of Seniors today welcomed Premier Christy Clark’s promise to improve services for seniors, but cautioned that actions speak louder than words.“For the last decade, this government has implemented a ‘seniors’ agenda’ that has created misery for thousands of elderly citizens in our province,” said Art Kube, President of the 80,000 member Council of Senior Citizens’ Organizations of B.C. (COSCO).“As a senior minister and deputy to Gordon Campbell, Premier Clark had a direct role in undermining the services that helped seniors to live with dignity and independence in their own homes. The harmful effects of ten years of mean-spirited actions can’t be undone with warm and fuzzy platitudes.”
February 8, 2012 - 12:36pm •
Our Strength: Mobilizing and Fighting BackWhat is the Union School? Union Education at its best! Union School is open to all members - it provides you with a unique opportunity to gain more specialized knowledge and skills while networking with other members from across the BC Region so that you can return to your workplaces and locals energized and ready to empower other members!How to apply

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