PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S., March 30 /CNW Telbec/ - The Atlantic Region Vice
President of one of Canada's largest unions says the Nova Scotia government's
elimination of the mandatory retirement age of 65 is nothing more than the
creation of a "Trojan horse" which looks worker friendly but, in fact, is a
disservice and abuse of working people.
"If the Nova Scotia government really wants to help workers, it would
introduce legislation with mandatory pension coverage, ongoing payment of
benefits such as drug plans and help for workers in cases of bankruptcy or
closures," said Ervan Cronk of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers
Union of Canada in a statement.
Mr. Cronk called the government's move "wrong headed, misleading and
cruel" to older workers. "For every one worker this legislation might help, I
can find 50 that it will hurt. It is a Trojan horse pretending that it will
help when, in reality, it will do nothing for the vast majority of workers,"
Mr. Cronk said.
Mr. Cronk is in Port Hawkesbury to meet with CEP members employed at the
Stora Enso mill and other CEP members in Cape Breton.
For further information:
For further information: Ervan Cronk, (506) 434-3488