CHALK RIVER, ON, Sept. 21, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Alliance of Nuclear Workers (CANW) is calling on the Government of Canada to end uncertainty for nuclear workers by reinstating their right to contribute to public service pension plans.
In September 2015, employees of Canada's nuclear facilities were given notice that following a transitional period of three years, they would no longer be able to contribute to their public service pension plans.
The transition period has now elapsed without any action from the federal government. Nuclear workers are vital to Canada's energy sector, and as such, they should be granted the same benefits as their industry peers.
The federal government is ignoring hard working Canadians. Failing to return these workers to their public service pension plans will make it difficult to attract new talent to maintain existing nuclear facilities. Cutting edge research will move abroad, and CNL won't be able to meet its commitments to the federal government.
CANW says the government must sit down with workers and their representatives to find a solution.
SOURCE Canadian Alliance of Nuclear Workers
For further information: Steven Schumann, Co-Chair, CANW, (613) 325-6433; Matt Wayland, Co-Chair, CANW, (647) 465-6167