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Important Message:   (Letter to the Editor)
 

Dear Editor,

The Canadian Association of Retired Teachers (ACER-CART) has posted “petition e-2039” on the House of Commons petition site to encourage the federal government to increase the security of retirement income.  Although ACER-CART initiated the petition, it is directed at all pension plans, both public and government.  In short, the petition asks the government to affirm the principle that pension promises cannot be broken for any service that has already been earned.  It also asked the government to protect the pensions of retirees by providing an insurance plan, paid for by pension plans, that would guarantee the benefits of retirees if their plan closes.

One only has to think of the recent Sears closings and what was done to its employees’ pensions and other benefits to see that the requests in the above paragraph are certainly deserving of the support of all those who are either currently paying into a pension fund or are retired and receiving pension benefits.

On behalf of the New Brunswick Society of Retired Teachers, I urge everyone to register his/her name on this petition.  To register visit www.pensionsecurity.caand follow the links to sign the petition. The complete details of the petition are found on the website.  The deadline for registering is April 9, 2019.

You may participate in this e-petition even if you have already participated in previous paper petitions as this petition language is new. This petition (if we get 10,000 signatures) will be presented as a private Member’s Bill.

Perhaps our elected officials will have a constructive debate on this issue which can and will affect millions of Canadians. 

Judith Braman,

 President of the NBSRT  Saint John Branch

 

 

Our Mission:  To work effectively to improve the welfare, security, and general well being of retired teachers in the Saint John area.

 

Welcome to the Saint John Branch of Retired Teachers Website established in the Spring of 2004.

We hope this website will be a source of information and interest to you. We have designed it to allow quick and easy access to information about us and what we do.

Saint John Retired Teachers Association is a member of NBSRT and ACER-CART, our national organization representing 150,000 retired teachers.

Locally, we try to serve the needs and interests of our members through advocacy, co-operation and socialization. We strive to make our presence felt in the community through our volunteer and committee work. The Saint John Branch of NBSRT has biannual luncheon meetings the third Thursday in OCTOBER and MAY.

Provincially, we work closely with NBSRT and the NBTA. See these links for shared initiatives.

If you wish to contact your NBSRT Group Insurance Committee, you can reach them at

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Becoming a member is easy and economical. Membership is one way to keep in touch with retired colleagues. It provides a way to become pro-active on social issues at the local, provincial, and national levels. A subscription to Reflections magazine is included in your membership.

We encourage you to search our website for many other items of interest. If you would like to volunteer for a committee or nominate someone for a position (including yourself), you may do so through the Contact Us/Suggestion(s) section.