September 26, 2017
To: Ontario Retirees and those attending CSU Lunch from out of Province
CRA Action on Indexation!
CUPE’s National Convention will be held in Toronto, October 2-6 at the Metropolitan South Convention Centre (near the CN Tower).
The CUPE Retirees Association (CRA) is coordinating some actions during Convention.
We are organizing an information picket during the delegate registration, that runs from 11:30 am to 5:00 pm Sunday, October 1st. This is not intended to disrupt registration, rather to connect with members and hand out our leaflet (attached).
Most delegates are likely unaware that CUPE is far behind many employers by not protecting pension benefits with indexation. Together we can create some pressure to change that!
CUPE remains at an impasse with CSU and COPE in negotiating indexing for our plan. The pension plan surplus can afford an honourable settlement. It’s time to add your voice to pressure the Employer to resolve this issue!
The CRA is planning an information meeting for retirees at 10:00 am on Tuesday, October 3rd in Convention Room 713B. Translation will be provided.
Following the meeting on Tuesday, the traditional recognition of Retirees by the Delegates is on the Convention Agenda at 11:30 am or shortly afterwards.
Then the traditional CSU retiree luncheon will be on Tuesday as well, at noon at the Intercontinental Hotel.
CRA activities on site will be coordinated by Brother Ron Moreau and Sister Karen McNama.
Please reply to Sister Karen at: firstname.lastname@example.org or cell # 416-917-0106 to confirm when you can join us!
10 YEARS IS TOO LONG TO WAIT!
COME AND JOIN YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS ON SUNDAY OCTOBER 1ST!
Susan Attenborough, President
Blair Redlin, Vice-President
Barry Thorsteinson, Treasurer
Carole Lefebvre, Secretary
CUPE Retirees’ Association