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Border officers’ union calls for 25-and-out pension

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Joe Nunes:

I have no argument with the unions position that guards should be out the door after 25 years. It leaves us with two questions:

1. If a guard is 45 or 50 years old, should the government provide a pension so they never have to work again or should taxpayers expect that these workers will find employment for 10 to 20 more years to top up their retirement income?

2. If we are to see guards retire young, are they prepared to earn a lower salary during their 25 years of work to fund what would likely be a pension worth twice as much as they have today?

In my experience, workers don’t like option 2 and select option 1 by default.

Wednesday, June 19 at 11:11 am | Reply

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