While changes to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) recently adopted by the current federal Liberal government offer some improvement, they do not go far enough.
Retiree Matters is a monthly column written by members of the Congress of Union Retirees of Canada (CURC) that explores issues relevant to retirees, senior citizens, their families and their communities.
Last year, one in five women was a victim of physical or sexual violence, and almost one in two women experienced psychological violence. Why are we still grappling with this scourge in 2016?
January 28, 2016 was the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote in Manitoba. That date was a day to celebrate the sheer determination of women's suffrage to make gains for Canadian women.
The popular image for the changeover in the calendar combines an old man with an hourglass giving way to a bouncing baby. As the calendar changes in 2016, how will the lot of seniors change?
A political junkie is defined as "one who is obsessed by all things political and votes in every election." Sonja Alton reflects on a life defined by political engagement.
Death used to be a regular feature of everyday life, but today in Canada, it's largely reserved for old age or unexpected events. How can ensure that well-being extends to the last chapters of life?
Gender inequality doesn't just extend to wages and workplace discrimination: it also impacts on a woman's pension and benefits at work and as she transitions from the workplace to retirement.
The Rand Formula introduced a new form of union security. Here's a look at the ongoing struggles to keep it.
Seniors' growing level of debt is a real concern in Canada. Is it a sign of things to come as today's working-age Canadians put themselves more deeply into debt?
In April, the Union Coalition for Free Negotiation held a discussion about the inequalities of retirement security for women. Louisette Hinton reports back on what women need to know.