Model Email To Send To National Officers


Simply copy and paste this to a letter format or your email, and send it to the CUPE National Officers:


Mark Hancock, National President (
Charles Fleury, National Secretary Treasurer (
Canadian Union of Public Employees
1375 St. Laurent Blvd.
Ottawa ON  K1G 0Z7

Dear Brothers,

I know that you have been working closely with COPE and CSU, and that you are close to a settlement on pension issues.  I want to encourage you to finalize benefit improvements to our pension plan.  Retirees can’t wait.

As you know, CUPE retirees have not had a cost of living adjustment for almost a decade! Without inflation protection, I have watched the value of my pension decline year after year.  Those who retired after 2008, have seen a 16% decline in their purchasing power.  Immediate relief is required.  Partial indexing is a minimum until interest rates improve, and the plan is healthy again.  Then we anticipate full, guaranteed indexing so that CUPE retirees and active employees can plan for a financially secure retirement.  We welcome the commitment to regular cost of living adjustments to enable retirees and active employees to plan with confidence for the future.

I know I speak for more than myself when I say that 10 years is too long to wait for cost of living adjustments.  We commend the parties on the progress they have made.  It has taken a lot of work, patience and effort to get to this point. Let’s finalize the deal now!

In solidarity,


c.c. CUPE Retirees’ Association (; CUPE Regional Vice President