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As the average age of workers goes up, and our jobs become harder with fewer co-workers to share the workload, pension issues are climbing the agendas of many CUPE locals. Pensions — workers’ deferred retirement wages — are as important as our current wages. Raising women’s wages means we increase the retirement income of CUPE women.

Since most women will live at least 20 years after retirement, a good pension wage is essential to ensure CUPE women retire with financial security.