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Public Service Pensions: Spotlight on New Brunswick


New-Brunswick Constitutional Challenge Update No. 3
Publish Date: 31-AUG-2016 11:41 AM
 
Press Release: PIPSC Welcomes CUPE’s Participation in Legal Proceedings against the Government of New Brunswick's attack on workers' pensions
Publish Date: 09-JUN-2016 03:30 PM
Ottawa, June 9, 2016 – Today , the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) served the province of New Brunswick with a Notice of Motion to intervene in the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada’s (PIPSC) legal action against the Government of New Brunswick’s attack on workers’ pensions. 
 
New-Brunswick Constitutional Challenge Update No. 2
Publish Date: 01-MAR-2016 03:13 PM
A statement of claim was filed on February 26 2016. The argument in this action is that Bill 11, which enacted a new Shared Risk Pension Plan for New-Brunswick civil servants is unconstitutional. 
 
Press Release - Budget 2016: New Brunswick’s Government Should Have Known Better, says Professional Institute
Publish Date: 02-FEB-2016 01:41 PM
The New Brunswick government’s 2016 Budget represents a failure to learn from federal experience over the past decade, says the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC). 
 
NB Constitutional Challenge
Publish Date: 28-JAN-2016 11:54 AM
On December 30, 2015, a notice of action was filed in the New-Brunswick Court of Queen's Bench and served on the government of New-Brunswick.  
 
Press Release: Professional Institute Alarmed at New Brunswick Government’s Plans to "Right-Size" The Provincial Public Service
Publish Date: 27-JAN-2016 09:35 AM
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) urges the New Brunswick government to fully evaluate the impact of any "right-sizing" of its public service before proceeding with the initiative, which was presented yesterday by Health Minister Victor Boudreau as a potential element of its ongoing Strategic Program Review. 
 
Press Release: Shifting More Employees To A Shared-Risk Pension Plan Is Not A Responsible Solution To New Brunswick’s Deficit, Says PIPSC
Publish Date: 01-DEC-2015 08:21 AM
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) is rejecting as irresponsible and damaging last week’s proposal by provincial Health Minister Victor Boudreau that the New Brunswick government consider, among other things, “shifting more employees to a shared risk pension plan” to save costs. 
 
"La vérificatrice générale du N.-B. préoccupée par les états financiers de la province" published on ici.radiocanada.ca on October 1, 2015 (French only)
Publish Date: 06-OCT-2015 12:02 PM
This link will take you to an external website. Please note some employers may restrict access to external websites.  
 
"Kim MacPherson Slams Gallant Government's Financial Accounting", published on cbc.ca on October 1, 2015
Publish Date: 06-OCT-2015 11:57 AM
This link will take you to an external website. Please note some employers may restrict access to external websites.  
 
Press Release: Professional Institute Releases Pension Options That Could Save New Brunswick Taxpayers Some $50 million Annually
Publish Date: 18-SEP-2015 08:00 AM
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) today released alternative pension reform solutions to the significant weaknesses of the Public Service Shared Risk Plan (PSSRP) imposed by the previous provincial government in 2014. 
 
"Régime de retraite des fonctionnaires: le gouvernement aurait sous-estimé les risques", published in l'Acadie Nouvelle on July 28 2015 (French only)
Publish Date: 30-JUL-2015 09:23 AM
 
Press Release - CUPE Holding Premier to Campaign Promises
Publish Date: 29-JUL-2015 10:53 AM
At a press conference today, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) called upon Premier Brian Gallant to honour his campaign promises to sit down at the table with groups representing civil servants and retirees to look at alternatives to the previous Conservative government’s pension reforms. 
 
Response to a pensions article posted April 21, 2015 on CBC.ca in New Brunswick
Publish Date: 23-APR-2015 11:54 AM
 
Letter to the Premier of New Brunswick About Public Service Pensions (PDF)
Publish Date: 15-OCT-2014 08:02 AM
I am writing to follow up on our conversation of September 2nd and our subsequent meeting of September 4th.  
 
Press release: PIPSC President in New Brunswick to rally members and challenge parties to revisit Public Service pension reform
Publish Date: 29-AUG-2014 02:38 PM
The next government of New Brunswick must understand and reflect the concerns of its public service, according to Professional Institute of the Public Service (PIPSC) President Debi Daviau.  
 
Special Membership Meetings in Fredericton and Moncton on September 3-4 2014
Publish Date: 29-AUG-2014 12:29 PM
I would like to invite you to join me at special membership meetings next week in Fredericton and Moncton as the New Brunswick election campaign picks up steam.  
 
News Release: PIPSC calls on province to extend negotiations on pensions to other professional government employees
Publish Date: 13-MAY-2014 10:50 AM
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), which represents provincial Crown Prosecutors, Crown Counsel, Engineers, Land Surveyors, Architects, Veterinarians, Agrologists and Agronomists, is calling on New Brunswick Premier David Alward to extend to the province’s other employees the same opportunity to negotiate changes to government employee pensions previously extended to the province’s teachers. 
 
Pension Coalition NB Launches Province-Wide Tour Against Shared Risk Reforms
Publish Date: 06-MAY-2014 09:08 AM
Pension Coalition New Brunswick has launched a six-city spring tour against the provincial government's shared risk reforms to public service pensions.  
 
Press Release- Canadian Pension Expert Says Alward’s Shared Risk Plan is “Irresponsible”
Publish Date: 20-NOV-2013 03:59 PM
Bernard Dussault, one of the original architect’s of the Canada Pension Plan Reform and currently actuary for the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), was in Fredericton to speak at a joint media conference... 
 
A Message From President Corbett – Upcoming Pension Rally in New Brunswick
Publish Date: 05-NOV-2013 08:11 AM
I encourage you to join members of Pension Coalition NB and hundreds of their supporters this Wednesday as they rally against the provincial government’s plans to repeal the Public Service Superannuation Act (PSSA), and to replace the current pension plan with a Shared Risk Plan. 
 

Contact Info

John Staric
1-800-267-0446
ext. 4712
jstaric@pipsc.ca

Dejan Toncic
1-800-267-0446
ext. 4767
dtoncic@pipsc.ca