Monthly Archives: June 2011

Newslinks – June 18, 2011

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June 18, 2011

  Opinion biased says CUPW Prez Organized labour’s losing battle Washing their hands of pension risk Greed prevails in Canada’s Senate MP suggests there is little sympathy for postal workers: At Air Canada pension dispute goes to arbitration Is Stephen Harper prepared to wage war on Canada’s unions? Conservative government out to undercut unions,...
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Newslinks – June 15, 2011

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June 16, 2011

Video – Strikes highlight Canada’s pension problems TimberWest now in hands of public sector pensions Reform rejection may affect police contract Saint John workers may face more pension cuts Calgary union makes unfair comparisons BC civic workers now earn more than $75,000 Why the rush to end the Air Canada and Canada Post strikes...
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Raise for Ontario police forces to cost taxpayers over $1 Billion

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June 15, 2011
Raise for Ontario police forces to cost taxpayers over $1 Billion

The true cost of the new wage deal for Toronto and OPP police officers is much higher than reported. Board ratifies 11.5% pay hike for police The raise for police in the new city contract brings salaries for officers to $83,800 per year, a raise of 11.5 percent. This means the salary before was...
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Newslinks – June 14, 2011

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June 15, 2011

The unions at Canada Post and Air Canada are fighting a rearguard action Have traditional asset allocation strategies failed? US pension shortfall $689.5B … Canada who knows? UK – A million government workers ‘ready to strike’ Rules different for public and private sector pensions Budget chief says Tories budget plan very weak Tories fret...
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Canada Post goes Postal

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June 14, 2011
Canada Post goes Postal

  Canada is facing a postal strike that shows the extent to which taxpayers are getting hosed by government and quasi-government unions. There is an excellent article in the Montreal Gazette today Going postal: A look at the labour dispute Canada Post and CUPW. The article highlights the contract concessions that the union is...
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Newslinks – June 9, 2011

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June 9, 2011

St. John needs to reform city pension says province Public sector pension plans need change MLA pensions rolled back in NB MPs’ pension plan has paid out $804-million Air Canada facing strike next week over pensions Unions set to hold Canadians for ransom Government threatens union over Hamilton bridge blockades Pension party goes on...
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Newslinks – June 2, 2011

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June 2, 2011

Canada Pension Plan buys stake in Australian mall Air Canada faces $1.6-billion pension bill Reducing the risk Calling for an end to cozy deals in New Brunswick Los Altos completes move to two-tier retirement system San Francisco’s pension smackdown Pension-spiking, double-dipping targeted by lawmakers California pensions may target firms’ political outlays Contra Costa grand...
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Guelph University must reform pensions

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June 2, 2011
Guelph University must reform pensions

There was an interesting article about the pension problems at the university. http://www.guelphmercury.com/news/local/article/538191–u-of-g-receives-pension-relief In an ever more competitive globalized economy there is an urgent need for Canada to produce high quality university graduates. Financial problems at the university stem from pensions that are unsustainable and are in dire need a permanent solution. The gold-plated...
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