Rallies planned to protest pension cut proposals
Grande Prairie will play host to a pair of rallies on Thursday concerning proposed cuts to pensions in Alberta.
Representatives from the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, United Nurses of Alberta, Health Sceinces Association of Alberta and Canadian Union of Public Employees will stage rallies outside of the Provincial Building and the QE2 Hospital.
CUPE Alberta president Marle Roberts says they have a number of concerns regarding proposals being considered by the Redford government.
“The biggest concern is the cap on pension contributions, which will starve the pension plan in the long run, and make it less sustainable than it is now.”
Cost of living allowance adjustments, and a lack of meaningful consultations by the government about the changes are other concerns that the unions have.