TELEGRAPH-JOURNAL LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 08 MAY 2013
In reply to the letter that appeared in the Friday, April 26 edition from Brian Hancox (“A few things to be grateful for”), I would ask him why we should be grateful for something that we paid for in good faith. I am grateful that I was able to work and earn my pension. However, there is one fact that the public may be unaware of, and that is once we public service employees began to receive OAS, our pension was reduced accordingly. Mine was virtually reduced to almost half.
The conflict between retired civil servants and the provincial Tory Government comes down to one incontrovertible truth: if the government “changes” existing civil service pension plans as they apply to presently retired employees, the government will be in breach of contract.
(This Letter to the Editor appeared April 30/13 in the Moncton Times Transcript)
After attending the meeting in Saint John (April 17) on the government's proposed changes to retirees, I have come to the conclusion that Minister Higgs and this government ... (Click Here for Letter).