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 This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

York University Employee Pension Information Session

Employee pension information session

York University’s Pension & Benefits Office will present its fourth annual pension information session on Friday, April 21. The same presentation will be offered at two different times: 12 to 1pm and again from 1 to 2pm. The sessions will be held in the Senate Chamber, N940 Ross Bldg., on the Keele campus. All members of the York community are invited to attend the presentation.

Presenters include Terisa Ducharme, associate director, pension & benefits, Human Resources & Employee Relations Department; and Leona Fields, manager, pension fund, Finance Division. Ducharme will highlight key features and benefit calculations for the York University Pension Plan and discuss the initial pension amount calculation for the year following retirement from York. Fields will present an overview of the York University Pension Fund's investment policies, investment managers and asset mix. She will also discuss the fund's investment results and the annual fund return calculation.

Those interested in attending the fourth annual pension information session should e-mail their questions to the presenters prior to the meeting at


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