A 'LIFETIME OF SERVICE' - A VISION STATEMENT FOR THE RETIRED MEMBERS GUILD
The RMG should:
Be the principal advisory and advocacy body of PIPSC for protecting, enhancing and promoting the rights and benefits of Retired and Regular members
Participate in pre-retirement and post-retirement seminars Be the organization where Retired employees can turn for:
- Information on Rights and Benefits and Promotion of their Interests
- Information on Volunteering and Community Resources
- Post-Employment Information and Seminars Be a contributing member of the PIPSC family.
- The Retired Members Guild and its constituent bodies should have clearly defined roles.
- The Guild structure should be reviewed regularly by the National Guild Executive and recommendations for any changes forwarded to PIPSC Executive Committee for consideration.
- The Guild should periodically review its funding to ensure that it is able to fulfill its commitment to its members and PIPSC .
- Bylaws & Regulations should be reviewed on a regular basis and updated, as required, in accordance with PIPSC procedures.
- Approved and translated minutes and other relevant documents of National Guild meetings should be delivered to all interested parties in a timely matter by the most cost effective method.
- More effective use of electronic communications including the PIPSC website and social media should be instituted and encouraged
- The promotion of ServiceP/us, especially programs that would be of particular interest to Retired members, should be enhanced.
- Communication between the National Guild President and Chapter Presidents should be Enhanced.
LIASION WITH OTHER RETIREE ORGANIZATIONS
The Guild should endeavour to establish relations (either formal or informal) with other like minded retiree organizations in order to better serve all retirees.
As RMG members are not subject to disciplinary action by their former employers, the Guild should establish, in conjunction with PIPSC, a Political Action Committee and strongly advocate for our former colleagues still in the workplace against actions by their Employer and/or the Government. This committee would use whatever legal means are at their disposal, through the media or other methods to communicate to the Canadian public the consequences to them of drastic cuts to Public Services.