This year, the CBC made some long-needed improvements in pension buyback provisions for part-time and some contract service, but there still are some areas that the Guild would like to see improved, including pre-1980 ACTRA or SARDEC contract service. At the moment, pre-1980 ACTRA and SARDEC service isn’t available for buyback and we want to change that.
The records are a bit murky, depending on where people worked and how well ACTRA and SARDEC term-employee contracts were maintained, so the Guild and CBC need your help to build a case for amending the CBC Pension Plan (again) to extend the buyback provisions.
If you have ACTRA and/or SARDEC service that you have not been able to buy back, let us know as soon as possible. Tell us what kind of documentation you still have. This doesn’t apply to contracts that were freelance in nature or where the ACTRA or SARDEC member may have incorporated to sign a contract with the CBC. Service under those independent contractor arrangements won’t be eligible to buy back.
There’s no guarantee that the plan will be amended, but the better our information is, the better we can make the case. Let us know by contacting the Guild at email@example.com.
Your CCSB representatives:
Marc-Philippe Laurin (Branch President)
Dan Oldfield, Sr. Staff Representative
Gabriel Durocher, Staff Representative
Glenn Gray, Staff Representative