UFCW Canada has endorsed the “End Pension Theft” campaign and the accompanying private member’s bill, Bill C-384, An Act to Amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies’ Creditor’s Arrangement Act (pension plans and group insurance programs).
The campaign and private member’s bill were launched by NDP MP Scott Duvall (Hamilton Mountain) in response to the bankruptcy at Sears and the resulting loss of pensions and benefits of both current and retired Sears workers. Under the current laws the pensions and benefits of workers are not protected, while paying off creditors, shareholders and banks are given priority.
MP Scott Duvall is currently doing a campaign tour to help promote and build support for his bill.
Paul Meinema, National President
Are you tired of workers getting the short end of the stick while wealthy executives get millions in bonuses after running the business into bankruptcy? Your voice matters and our voices together are a collective powerhouse!
Here are just a few things you can do to influence positive change on a matter affecting all working Canadians.
Print the PETITION below and circulate it in your workplace, your neighbourhood, among your friends and family, and anywhere else you may find like-minded citizens who want fairness in pension legislation and regulation.
Also, you can print the POSTCARD below (must print double sided on a single piece of paper – there are two postcards on each page), fill in your information and pop it in the mailbox. No postage is required.
Lastly, if you are in the Edmonton area on March 5th, please plan to attend the TOWN HALL meeting taking place on this important issue. Town hall details are:
End Pension Theft Town Hall
7:00 pm – 9 pm
McKernan Community League
11341-78 Ave. NW
Sponsored by Linda Duncan
Facebook Invite Here
Posted on: February 16,2018