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Legislation that mandates the transfer of five New Brunswick public sector defined benefit pension plans to a shared-risk model goes into effect today. The Pension Plan Sustainability and Transfer Act, which received royal assent in December, will impact more than 7,800 active members enrolled in five plans serving school board and nursing home employees and […]

Loyalist College janitors’ new contract includes pension, sick days

The union representing more than 160 employees at facilities services provider Robinson Solutions in Oshawa, Ont. has ratified a three-year collective agreement that includes pension and benefits gains. The agreement includes enrolment in the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology’s DBplus pension plan with a two per cent employer contribution. As well, full-time employees will […]

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  • January 31, 2024 January 30, 2024
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A survey on the retirement readiness of Canadian workers and a looming retirement crisis was the most-read pension story on BenefitsCanada.com this year. Here are the 10 most popular pension news stories of 2023: 1. Survey finds 44% of Canadian pre-retirees have less than $5,000 in savings 2. Ford, Unifor agreement includes significant DC pension improvements, transition to […]

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  • December 18, 2023 December 18, 2023
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After a five-day strike, the union representing 800 employees at Magna International Inc.’s Integram Seating factory in Windsor, Ont. has ratified a collective agreement that includes multiple benefits gains. The benefits gains include: vision coverage, from $250 every two years to $400; a rise in the basic annual dental maximum, from $1,600 to $1,900; an […]

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  • December 8, 2023 December 7, 2023
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An article on how Ontario’s proposed pay transparency legislation will impact employers was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. How Ontario pay transparency legislation will impact employers 2. Expert panel: How interest rates impact DB pension plans 3. How employers can shift younger workers’ ‘soft saving’ […]

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  • December 8, 2023 December 8, 2023
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The New Brunswick government introduced legislation Wednesday to transfer five of its public sector defined benefit pension plans to shared-risk plans, saying the move will ensure the sustainability of plans that have become unaffordable. “They were not designed to have cases where [employees] might work the same amount of years that [they are] retired,” said […]

The union representing 8,200 Stellantis employees has ratified a three-year collective agreement that includes pension gains. On Jan. 1, 2025, employees hired on or after Sept. 19, 2016 and currently participating in the company’s defined contribution pension plan will be enrolled in the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology’s DBplus pension plan. For plan members […]

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  • November 14, 2023 November 13, 2023
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An article on how flexible dress codes can support diversity, equity and inclusion was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. How flexible dress codes can support DEI amid post-pandemic return to office 2. With Ford, GM employees set to join CAAT’s DBplus pension, what’s […]

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  • October 20, 2023 October 19, 2023
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While U.S. auto workers would like to see their pension plans converted from defined contribution to defined benefit, it may be more challenging than it was for their Canadian colleagues. The recent contract agreements for Unifor members at Ford of Canada and General Motors will see DC plan members move into the Colleges of Applied […]

An article on the Association of Canadian Pension Management’s response to the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities’ draft risk management guideline was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. CAPSA pension risk management guideline too divergent, says ACPM 2. B.C. Municipal Pension Plan appointing […]

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  • October 13, 2023 October 12, 2023
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