Saskatoon, Sask. – February 8, 2013 – Compass Group Canada workers at the TCU Place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan are now members of UFCW Canada Local 1400 following a winning unionization campaign last month.
Mississauga, Ont. – February 9, 2013 – JevidaaAnnamalai is one of the 18 BDM Scholarships recipients for 2012. Jevidaa is the daughter of UFCW Canada Local 175 Member AnnamalaiSundharaRajan, who works at Rexall Pharmacy in Mississauga, Ont.
Old Age Security – The Old Age Security pension is a monthly benefit available, if applied for, to most Canadians 65 years of age or over. An applicant's employment history is not a factor in determining eligibility, nor does the applicant need to be retired. Old Age Security pensioners pay federal and provincial income tax. Higher income pensioners also repay part or all of their benefit through the tax system.
Ottawa – February 7, 2013 – Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre in his recent article “Unions ignore the Rand Formula”, published in the Feb. 6 issue of the Financial Post, demonstrates a very myopic view of the Rand Formula and limited understanding of the important role the labour movement plays in Canadian society.