PENSION CUTS DELAYED

Pension cuts delayed: CUPE leader congratulates members for their efforts to fight pension legislation

 

EDMONTON – CUPE Alberta President Marle Roberts is crediting front line public employees for calling, emailing and visiting the offices of MLAs in an effort to slow down legislation cutting their pension plans.

“From the beginning, we told the government changes to pension plans should be negotiated, not legislated,” said Roberts. “Our members took up that call and made their voices heard.”

Roberts said she was pleased the Alberta government announced public hearings into the pension changes.

“Negotiation would be better,” said Roberts.  “But hopefully this is the start of a more respectful process, one that builds retirement security instead of tearing it down.