Federal and provincial finance ministers are meeting in June and hopefully they will coalesce around significant improvements in the Canada Pension Plan.
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.
As retirees, during our working lives, we fought hard and long with our unions for the wages and benefits workers enjoy today, a fair share of the richness of Canada.
The reaction of the National Pensioners and Senior Citizens Federation to this year's federal budget is disappointment.
When will Canada catch up with the world by taking steps to bring the pension security of retired Canadians up to date?
How do we Canadians feel about an essential part of our health care depending upon luck? If you're lucky, you have a job with a drug plan. That's less than half of us.
With an aging population, it is more important than ever to have public services that will allow seniors to maintain their independence as long as possible.
La violence contre les femmes est une priorité pour les groupes de femmes et les retraités du Congrès de l'Union du Canada. Partout au Canada et à l'étranger les femmes se mobilisent pour riposter.
Violence against women is a priority for women's groups and the Congress of Union Retirees of Canada. Across Canada and internationally, women are mobilizing to fight back.
The debate over the right of a mentally competent adult with a terminal illness to have the choice and right to die with dignity is a growing societal issue in Canada.
Millions of Canadians in the next decade are going to face the challenges and opportunities of retirement. Too few people think about those realities before they retire.