August 2019

TAKE THE QUIZ: Retirement

Realities of Retirement in Canada: Separating Fact From Fiction Have you thought about what your retirement will look like, does it look more like Freedom75 than Freedom55? Maybe you haven’t given it much thought, because there are other more pressing needs and priorities. But, it’s worthwhile to think about the realities of retirement, whether you’re nearing it or whether you have a full career ahead of you. To test your

Success on the grill for Local 2323 BBQ

IAM Local 2323 held their annual BBQ on Friday, 9 August, 2019. LL2323 has been doing this in Toronto for five years and this was their second time doing it in Ottawa. By all accounts, it was a success on both fronts. Toronto saw about 350 people, while the Ottawa venue was attended by about 90 members and their families. LL2323 President, Dave Flowers was enthusiastic about the attendance. “Member

IAM Pension Plans among the Best in Canada

By Ivana Saula Saving on your own or through a group pension plan? It’s an important question and a tough decision, but a recent survey makes it clear, IAM pension plans are the best way to save for retirement. In a survey examining 50 union pension plans in Canada, published in Pension and Benefits Monitor, our pension plans placed in the top 10.  Our plans came in 7th overall, due

Are tax cuts benefiting you?

By Derek Ferguson Across the country, people are having a harder and harder time keeping up. They hear about the economy doing well for the rich, but they’re not seeing the benefits for their families. The recent corporate tax cuts delivered by Jason Kenney’s UCP government in Alberta have already added more than $2 billion to the profits of the major oil companies, while at the same time Kenney’s government