CLC – The feds need to protect pensions

The feds need to protect pensions

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Along with the bad news on the health front, there’s a lot to worry about with the economy these days.

I’ve already heard that the Canadian shoe company ALDO has filed for creditor protection. Unfortunately, I’m worried it won’t be the last company that declares bankruptcy.

The financial impact of COVID-19 is huge.

And we’ve seen what can sometimes happen when companies close: Workers are left holding the bag.

The federal government needs to be sure companies can’t walk away with people’s pensions.

If you agree, please take action. Write to the government now using this easy tool. If enough of us speak up, the feds will have to act.

https://canadianlabour.ca/campaigns/the-feds-need-to-protect-pensions/

Workers and pensioners deserve super-priority status. That means they are first in line when it comes to paying creditors after a company files for bankruptcy. This is what Canada’s unions have long been saying.

We also need enhanced retirement security for all Canadians, right across the country. After a lifetime of hard work, no one should have to retire in poverty.

Thanks for taking action.

James Pratt, Political Assistant to the President
Canadian Labour Congress
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CLC – We’re making progress

We’re making progress

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Last week more than 3,000 of you wrote to the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA). You told the association to stop charging additional dispensing fees for prescriptions.

Good news – those messages are starting to get results!

Within a few days, we saw changes in New Brunswick, BC, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia. They brought in rules to limit fees. We’re also hearing that some pharmacies are waiving the extra costs.

I’m really excited about our progress – now we need to make sure no Canadian, no matter where they live, is left paying more.

We need your help to ensure every Canadian benefits. Tell the CPhA to instruct their members to waive the extra fees. Use our simple tool right now.

https://canadianlabour.ca/campaigns/tell-the-cpha-waive-extra-dispensing-fees-at-pharmacies/

If you have already sent a letter, please forward this email to your contacts. Invite them to take part.

Let’s make sure that unnecessary fees don’t stand in the way of our health.

Brent Farrington, National Director
Political Action and Campaigns, Canadian Labour Congress
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BC NDP News – BC’s Restart Plan

BC’s Restart Plan

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BC's Restart Plan

This has been a difficult time for people across our province. But we’re getting through it together.

Your BC NDP government just announced BC’s Restart Plan – a careful restart that will protect people and the progress we’ve made.

This isn’t a return to normal, but it’s a hopeful, careful step towards a real recovery for all of us.

Get answers about the Restart Plan

Yesterday, Premier John Horgan and Deputy Premier Carole James held a virtual townhall and took questions about the Restart Plan from folks across BC.

The event was recorded, and you can watch it right now. Want to learn more about the plan? Then watch the townhall recording on John’s Facebook page today.

Renewal plan for surgeries

British Columbians have proved themselves extremely resilient during the COVID-19 crisis, with big parts of life put on hold – including elective surgeries.

Now, the BC NDP government is launching a massive surgical renewal plan to get folks the surgeries they’ve been waiting for.

This renewal plan includes an increase in capacity and hiring new staff. It will ensure the health system can keep up with demand for new surgeries and clear the existing backlog.

Ensuring workers can recover at home

To make sure we can get through the COVID-19 crisis and restart BC, it’s more important than ever for people who are sick to stay home from work until they’re well again.

We’re working on better protections to ensure that workers aren’t pressured into coming to work when they’re sick.

Help increase awareness by sharing this Facebook video of Premier John Horgan explaining the importance of staying home when you’re sick.

A fair deal for teachers

The challenge of keeping education going during recent weeks and months has shone a light on the incredible work done by BC’s teachers. That’s why we’re especially pleased that the BC Teachers’ Federation has ratified a new contract.

This is BC’s first fairly negotiated contract with teachers in a generation, and it received support from 98% of Teachers’ Federation members.

After a fair and respectful round of bargaining, teachers are getting the fair wage increase they deserve and can keep focusing on educating kids.

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IAMAW Canada – Stan Pickthall talks about Pharmacare and Healthcare Workers

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