CAW Fights for CPP Improvements

December 3, 2010


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CAW Fights For CPP Improvements
dated December 3, 2010


Toronto, Ontario
December 4, 2010
      

Toronto, Ontario
December 4, 2010



Ken Lewenza
CAW National President

       "Sixteen months ago Jim Flaherty said publicly that Canada Pension, Old Age Security and Guaranteed Supplement is not on our radar screen and not likely to be looked at. But we didn't take that answer. The Canadian Labour Congress with all of its affiliates worked closer together on this campaign than we have ever worked on. "



 

Hassan Yussuff
Canadian Labour Congress Secretary-Treasurer

       "Well sisters and brothers the result of your efforts and this union's and the affiliates across the country and activists like yourself, in less than 16 days from now the finance ministers will be meeting in Kanaskis, Alberta to deliberate on how much they are going to prepare to increase the CPP and how fast they are prepared to implement that. That would not have happened without your efforts and leadership."



 

Ron Svajlenko
CAW Local 222

       "We should be very proud of how successful we have been with this fight for the CPP but I would caution people that there is an awful lot of tension out there on CPP. There's billions of dollars at stake here for the insurance companies and for the banks and they are going to do everything they can to get at it."


 

Ken Lewenza
CAW National President

       "In the middle of December the Finance Ministers will meet again on the Canada Pension, so we have got a couple of more weeks to keep the pressure on ourmembers of parliament, our provincial members of Parliament and every province in the country to advance the CPP causes."



 

Hassan Yussuff
Canadian Labour Congress Secretary-Treasurer

       "We have a government in Ottawa who are quite often hostile against workers and have to force themselves to listen to what we have to say, because our proposal is practical, it's doable and most importantly it will deliver the benefits to Canadians in the future in their retirement. Ninety-Three per cent of Canadians belong to the CPP. Our demand to double the CPP is affordable and is doable and it will not kill jobs in our country."


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