UPDATE: The Senate has made the decision to pass Bill C-228 ( Pension Protection Act)
Statement from the Canadian Labour Congress here.
March 21, 2023
Dear IBEW Members,
Canada's pension protection bill is going to a crucial vote this week.
Will you make a call now and urge senators to support the bill? Our easy tool connects you to the Senate, and we'll provide a script.
So far, the pension protection bill has sailed through the House of Commons. Now senators have to decide whether to pass it. Thousands of us coming together to speak out in support of pension protection before the vote could make the difference.
Here are the facts:
- Pensions are hard-earned and paid for by workers after a lifetime of hard work.
- Current laws put workers and pensioners at the back fo the line in insolvency cases while prioritizing big banks and executive bonuses.
- If passed, the new pension protection bill will safeguard the pensions of millions of workers and pensioners in the event of employer insolvency.
Call a Senator and ask them to support the bill now.
On behalf of the Congress of Union Retirees of Canada