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February 18, 2016

Enhanced CPP Must Match or Surpass ORPP

The renewed dialogue between the Ontario and federal governments on the Canada Pension Plan and the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan is promising news, Unifor says. Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa confirmed that, under a new deal, the federal government will facilitate registration, share data and administer ORPP contributions on behalf of Ontario. “The support from Ottawa will eliminate duplication and allow the province to piggyback on the existing infrastructure of the Canada Pension Plan,” said Unifor Ontario Director […]
February 18, 2016

Unifor Lauds Much-Needed Local News Review

Unifor, Canada’s largest private-sector union, lauded the by the federal government announcement that it will be launching an investigation into the decline of media and its effect on Canadian society. “The ability of Canadian media to independently and thoroughly cover local, national and international news from a Canadian perspective is crucial to the well-being of our democracy,” Unifor National President Jerry Dias said. “The news industry is under incredible pressure. Public policy has to catch up to reality. […]
February 18, 2016

Local 114 First Canada

Members of Unifor Local 114, representing transit workers Cowichan Valley Regional District working for First Canada, have ratified a new collective agreement, averting a strike or lockout. The new deal is for four years and will see an additional 20 cents per hour in each year of the deal, retroactive to April 1, 2015. The deal was patterned on a BC Transit deal negotiated last summer, got two-tiering concessions off the table – as well as the notion […]



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