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Unifor concession on pension plans 'worrisome' trend

McMaster Labour Studies Professor Dr. Stephanie Ross talks to the Windsor about the problem with two-tier pension plans

Sep 22, 2016

Though the new provision applies only to workers hired after the new contract goes into effect, it represents a “worrisome” trend in one of Canada’s most important sectors, said Stephanie Ross, associate professor in the School of Labour Studies at McMaster University in Hamilton.

“It’s a very troubling outcome of this agreement,” said Ross. “The companies are pitting current employees against future employees. GM does not want to offer the type of employment to future generations that will result in a secure pension for them.”....

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