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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Hundreds Of Teachers, Retirees Attend Pension Rally

About seven hundred Saint John teachers and retirees showing up on M-L-A Trevor Holder's doorstep to talk to him about pension plans. 

The rally being held outside Holder's constituency office and Peter Fullerton of the New Brunswick Teachers Federation their rallies are to make M-L-As aware there's a proposal on the table they believe is strong and credible, and they want the members to do their homework. According to Fullerton, Holder was given a letter asking him to confirm he's carefully read their pension reform counter-proposal.

Fullerton tells CHSJ News the only way you can solve the current pension problem is through collaboration, and that's what the organization is looking to do.

Provincial Finance Minister Blaine Higgs wants legislation passed during this session of the Legislature to change teacher pensions over to the shared risk model.