Unlike most public sector pensions, the Local Authority Pension Plan is not co-managed by the people the plan was set up to benefit – workers. CUPE and other unions are asking the Alberta government to change the plan so workers and employers have equal say on how to run things. That means changes have to be negotiated and agreed to by both sides. Just like our contracts.It also means future governments can’t change our pensions without our approval – like the Conservatives tried to do a few years ago.
Please send this letter to your MLA and request a meeting to let them know your opinion (we can even give you talking points for that meeting here).