Bill C-27: Paving the way for privatization

By Peter Whitaker On October 19, 2016, Finance Minister Bill Morneau introduced Bill C-27, which would bring in target benefit pension plans for the federal private sector and Crown corporations. Harper’s Conservatives had considered the target benefit plan as a replacement for employees and retirees’… Read More

Weekend Video: Defend Our Pensions!

On Wednesday October 8, a rally to defend workplace pensions and expand CPP benefits was held in Toronto shortly before a Bay Street pensions summit of think tanks, business schools and major financial players such as Sun Life. The so-called “Second National Summit on Pension… Read More

The politics of Saskatoon’s transit lockout

An interview with ATU Local 615 President Jim Yakubowski By Andrew Stevens On September 29, RankandFile.ca spoke with Jim Yakubowski, President of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 615, about the ongoing lockout of city transit workers in Saskatoon. ATU Local 615 represents 330 drivers, mechanics,… Read More

Honour Our Deal Heats Up

The full, un-edited podcast of the Honour Our Deal town hall, September 8, 2014 On the evening of September 8, nearly a thousand community members, City of Regina employees and retirees packed Regina’s Conexus Arts Centre to discuss the state of the Regina Civic Employees Superannuation and… Read More