National Pension Summit: Negotiating pension coverage for precarious workers

Join CUPE members from across the country for our virtual National Pension Summit to share strategies about how to improve access to pensions for part-time and other precarious workers.

The summit will take place entirely online October 27, 2021, from noon to 4 p.m. Eastern Time.


  1. Welcome
  2. Young and Precarious Workers

An overview of the trends in precarious work. Who does it, what are the equity issues and how is CUPE addressing them?

  1. Precarious Workers and Pension Coverage 

What are the barriers that keep precarious workers out of pensions plans?

  1. Precarious Workers and the Public Pension System

An overview of the public pension system and the challenges precarious workers face when planning for retirement.

  1. Multi-Sector Pension Plan (MSPP) and Nursing Homes and Related Industries Pension Plan (NHRIPP)

CUPE’s historical approach to the problem of the un-pensioned or poorly-pensioned workers. How do these plans work and how can locals bargain into them?

  1. HOOPP & Part-Time Workers

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) was amended to permit all part-time workers to join—and they have. Find out how. 

  1. Moderated Breakout Rooms

Meet with other CUPE members in the same situation. Participants will be placed in breakout rooms based on whether they have a pension plan and what type.

  1. Wrap Up