Campaign Update: Defend Your Pension
August 28, 2014
Dear pension advocates,
Over the last few months, thousands of Albertans like you have spoken up in defense of their pensions.
Written submissions and public meetings have now ended for the Legislature’s Committee on Alberta’s Economic Future. You can read the submission to the Committee from the Local Areas Pension Plan Board August Submission to Standing Committee.
As the LAPP board makes clear in their annual report more »
Discussions about the economy shouldn’t be dominated by banks and corporations. Join the conversation about how the economy can work for Canadian workers, our families, and our communities.
Attention all employees who may be applying for the scholarship from the Edmonton Civic Employees Charitable Assistance Fund. There are many changes effective this year on how and when you can apply for the scholarship. For more information please go to this link: http://ececaf.ca/forms
New guidelines effective for post-secondary entrance start date of September 1, 2014 include that applications are to be submitted AFTER term completion. That is, for the Fall 2014 term, apply at the end of more »
EDMONTON – For most parents, having a 35-year-old daughter with a terminal illness would make their job the last thing on their mind; however, CUPE Local 30 Business Agent Al Halaby found negotiating a collective agreement allowed him to focus on the future.
With his daughter Adele hospitalized after complications from surgery, Halably’s wife quit her job to provide 24/7 care for their daughter. Although Halaby did not have this same option, CUPE Local 30 accommodated his hours of work so more »
Dear brothers and sisters,
Thanks to you, together we have scored a victory protecting our pensions from an attack by the PC government. We've forced them to back down on bills 9 and 10, but instead of scrapping the bills altogether they've been referred to committee.
The Standing Committee on Alberta's Economic Future will be holding public hearings in June on this issue. This is our chance to make our voices heard loud and clear: keep our pensions secure!
We know that we can win this more »
Please see the attached link below to participate in this valuable survey conducted by the Women’s Committee of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and their partners. The survey looks at how domestice violence can affect Canadian workers and what kinds of supports are available in workplaces.