CUPE Representatives to Meet Minister Sheridan on Pension

Charlottetown – The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Provincial Health Council has requested, and has been given, a date to meet with Finance Minister Wes Sheridan to discuss the government’s proposed changes to the Civil Service Superannuation Fund (CSSF)”, says Bill McKinnon, National Representative for CUPE.

The CUPE Provincial Health Council is made up of four (4) CUPE Health Care Locals (805, 1051, 1778 & 1779) which represent 950 health care workers in dietary, laundry, housekeeping, maintenance and other departments of the Island’s health care system.

“Along with the CUPE Local representatives, we will also be bringing in a specialist from our Pension Branch in Ottawa in an effort to provide the Minister some further food for thought on the CUPE/UPSE Alternative Proposal versus government’s proposed pension changes.

We believe our Fair and Responsible Alternative Proposal is the best option to get the pension costs under control for taxpayers, sharing the liability and control of the pension, while protecting the fundamental benefits of the plan for all government employees, now and in the future.

CUPE representatives will be available for comment after the meeting”, concluded McKinnon.

The Meeting with the Finance Minister will take place on Monday, December 2nd, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., 2nd Floor Shaw building.