What CPP expansion means for you

What CPP expansion means for you

In June, Canada’s federal and provincial finance ministers reached a historic agreement to expand the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). With pension plans under attack and private savings not delivering for most workers, this news is much needed and long overdue. Canadians are facing a real retirement crisis and CPP expansion is a step in the right direction. Changes to the CPP do not come easy.…

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Top 10 Union advantages over non-union workplaces

Top 10 Union advantages over non-union workplaces

After declining for many years, support for unions has rebounded since the financial crisis. A growing number of Canadians also say they’d like to join a union. These are some of the reasons why: 1. Higher wages. On average unionized workers are paid $5.40 an hour or 23 per cent more than those who aren’t members of a union. The union advantage…

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Let’s Talk – CUPE Nine-Five-What? Getting to Know Your Local for New & Casual Workers

We are excited to announce the latest in our new series of “Let’s Talk” lunch hour information sessions. Please join Maddy Smith in MacLaurin D103 on Friday, October 7 from noon to 1pm for CUPE Nine-Five-What? Getting to Know Your Local for New Workers and Casuals. Coffee/tea and some light snacks will be served. We hope to see you there.…

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Canada’s National Day of Mourning

Canada’s National Day of Mourning

The most recent statistics from the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC) tell us that in 2014, 919 workplace deaths were recorded in Canada – more than 2.5 deaths every single day. Among the 919 dead were thirteen young workers aged fifteen to nineteen years; and another twenty-five workers aged twenty to twenty-four years. Add to these fatalities…

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