Defend Your Pension

The COVID-19 crisis has impacted us all. It has called us to the frontlines of an unparalleled public health crisis and temporarily, though dramatically, changed our world. That’s why on March 25th, CUPE Ontario sent the OMERS SC Board a letter requesting the postponement of their planned June vote to remove guaranteed indexing from the…

Tell OMERS: Don’t touch guaranteed indexing

Over the last two years, some members of the OMERS Sponsors Corporation (SC) Board have attempted to remove the guaranteed indexing of your pension. So far, CUPE Ontario, allies, and plan members have been able to defeat these attempts. Unfortunately, there is a good chance that this year another attempt to remove your pension’s guaranteed…

Victory for municipal child care workers in Peterborough

Support communities, not cuts. January 17, 2020 Victory! Thanks to the hard work of parents, families, front-line child care workers and allies. Peterborough City Council voted 9-2 in favour of a motion put forward by Councillor Kemi Akapo to keep Pearson and Peterborough Child Care Centres and before and after school programs open. Since the…

OMERS Proposed Changes

The OMERS Sponsors Board is proposing to make the following change that will hurt your pension: 1. Changes to early retirement provisions. As it stands today, OMERS members can retire early if: They have worked for 30 years; or They reach their 90 factor where your age and years of service add up to 90…