CUPE Local 1356 Blog

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1356. We have three Collective Agreements as Local 1356, 1356-01, and 1356-02. The membership is comprised of the full-time and part-time workers of York University the Local website is at 1356.cupe.ca This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Friday, March 25, 2005

CUPE’s response to banning mandatory retirement

Mandatory retirement is the wrong issue. Most workers would prefer to retire earlier, not later.

However if you don't have a pension, no matter what the law says, you will have to keep working when you hit 65.

CUPE wants real retirement choices for older workers, to allow them to retire in dignity and security and to make room for younger workers.

CUPE is also concerned that efforts to repeal mandatory retirement laws, as in Ontario, will make it harder for all workers to retire.

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