Cathie Fraser, President

NEWS ARCHIVES

Bill C-27, An Act to amend the Pension Benefits Standards Act, is an attack on the retirement security of Canadians.

This bill will allow federally regulated employers to shift from good, defined benefit plans, such as the Public Service Superannuation Plan, that provide secure and predictable pension benefits, into the much less secure form of target benefits. If passed, this legislation could also signal that the government is considering similar action with respect to the Public Service Superannuation Plan.

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We have been made aware that a number of federal employees have received calls from a third party, identifying itself as a collection agency working with the Phoenix team to recover overpayments on behalf of government. These calls are not legitimate. ….

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The RCEA is looking for volunteers to sit on the bargaining committees for the AD, AS, CS, OP and PG groups. Members at any locations across Canada are welcome. If you are interested, please contact joan@rcea.ca.  These committees meet to prepare and finalize demands.  These meetings take place over the lunch hour, Eastern Standard Time.  Bargaining teams are selected from these committees. Bargaining normally takes place during working hours.  Please participate.

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