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Views on CPP/QPP Expansion

September 8, 2016
New poll: Canadian workers do not support the Canada Pension Plan (CPP)/Quebec Pension Plan (QPP) expansion if employers had to freeze or cut their wages. The majority of Canadian workers and retirees want the federal and provincial governments to consult the public on the CPP/QPP expansion. Most do not understand the CPP/QPP or their expansion.

The Cost of Banking Sick Days in the Public Sector

April 5, 2016
Sick days in the public sector have become controversial in recent years due to concerns over their possible misuse among employees and related costs. The last CFIB report on sick days showed that public sector workers take a higher number of days away from work compared to private sector workers.

Public pension bridge benefit built on shaky foundation

March 3, 2016
The key to unlocking early retirement benefits not available to anyone else is to get a government job. CFIB’s latest research snapshot calls for the end of a government pension perk known as a “bridge benefit.”

How to save more for retirement?

December 11, 2013
Based on a new public opinion poll conducted for CFIB by Angus Reid Global and a corresponding CFIB member survey, the majority of working Canadians (65 per cent) and small business owners (61 per cent) cannot afford to save more for their retirement.

A closer look at private-public sector wage gaps

November 14, 2013
Taking into account wages and benefits, federal, provincial, and municipal government employees are compensated between 25 to 42 per cent above the private sector.

Canada’s two-tier retirement system

September 12, 2013
Retirement in Canada is now a two-tier system, strongly favouring public sector workers. With millions of Canadians in the private sector having no workplace pension plan, even those with an employer-sponsored plan cannot hope to retire nearly as comfortably as government employees. CFIB’s latest report illustrates the stark discrepancies in retirement benefits between private sector workers and their public sector counterparts.

The Case for Ending Early Retirement in the Public Sector

June 18, 2013
Eight out of ten public sector workers retire before the age of 65, and many of them are eligible to receive a special income top-up that can total as much as $105,000 if they retire early. A new CFIB report, The Case for Ending Early Retirement in the Public Sector, presents a number of disturbing facts about public sector pension plans.

Calling in Sick: Comparing Days Away from Work

December 4, 2012
Why are public sector workers taking more sick days than everyone else? A new report from CFIB shows that government employees take 5 more sick, disability and personal days per year than other Canadians, at a cost of up to $3.5 billion.

Public Sector Pensions: a Runaway Train

August 22, 2012
With enrolments in public sector pension plans growing at twice the rate of growth for private sector employment levels, Canadians could face higher taxes and reduced government services unless action is taken soon.

Canada’s Hidden Unfunded Public Sector Pension Liabilities

May 31, 2012
Canadians have known for a long time that the public sector pension scheme is unfair to taxpayers and small business owners, but it is also becoming clear that many public plans are structurally unbalanced and in need of immediate reform.
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