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CUPE’s sixth annual training for pension trustees took place in Ottawa this week - drawing on the expertise of pension resource people from inside and outside the union, to make sure that CUPE members and staff who sit on CUPE pension plans get an opportunity to learn about current issues and hone their skills as trustees and advisory committee members.

Couldn’t make it to Ottawa? Many of the presentations from the training are currently being made available as CUPE podcasts. Economist Toby Sanger, pension researcher Nancy Parker, and CLC campaigner Joel Harden are all there now - and more will be appearing over the next week.

At CUPE’s 2009 national convention, the union voted overwhelmingly to develop a strategy to protect and improve pensions. Making sure that our trustees have the information they need to be informed representatives is just one part of our larger campaign for retirement security for everyone.