VRSPs: Quebec Leads the (Wrong) Way

  Quebec is the first jurisdiction to announce the terms of a Pooled Retirement Savings Plan (PRPP), the voluntary savings scheme which the federal government is touting as the solution to our growing retirement income crisis. In its 2012 Budget, released March 20, the Quebec government announced the rules for Voluntary Retirement Savings Plans (VRSP), to be in place as of January 1, 2013.  All Quebec employers, with at least

Episodic Disabilities

We’re happy to announce the official launch of EDEN  — a website designed by and for people living with episodic disabilities. The EDEN website is a website where people in living with episodic disabilities, including HIV, can connect with each other to find and generate answers to tough employment questions. Here’s how we’ve improved EDEN to make it easier to use and give users more of what they asked

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women (CLC Statement)

On December 6th, we commemorate the lives of the 14 women killed in Montréal in 1989. On this day, we remember all women and girls who are murdered or experience violence by partners, family members and strangers throughout this country. On this day, we recommit to take action against all forms of violence against women and girls in our society. It has been more than 20 years since these 14

Working Families Manitoba

Working Families Manitoba is a community campaign of the Manitoba Federation of Labour. Our goals are to raise awareness of things that matter to working people like you – so politicians pay attention and so voters think about these concerns when they cast their ballots on October 4. Share/PartagezFacebookTwitterPrintemail

Useful Numbers 2011

A. PENSIONS: 1. OLD AGE SECURITY BENEFIT          $524.23 (Monthly, January/2010 – adjusted quarterly)    2.  CANADA/QUEBEC PENSION PLAN (2010)       * Maximum Monthly Retirement Benefit at age 65       $960.00       (Reduction of 6% per year for retirement 60-64,       Increase of 6% per year for retirement 65-70)         * Maximum Monthly Disability Benefit $1,153.37       * Maximum Monthly Survivor Benefit                                          CPP          QPP       Under 65           $529.09   $470.98 –

Implement UN Security Council Resolution 1325 - Ensure women’s participation in peace-building

HAUT We have 2 weeks left to impress the UN Security Council with a strong call to end sexual violence in conflict and ensure that women are part of peace talks that affect their lives. Take a stand today:  sign the petition before October 21, urging governments to implement UN Security Council Resolution 1325 that ensures women’s participation in peace-building. In today’s wars, ninety percent of casualties are civilians, and