Stepping up tactics against pension reform

Public workers including police officers, fire fighters and blue collars will not go unnoticed today.

In their continued battle against the pension reform, they won’t be wearing their usual uniforms, and are instead going to be wearing jeans, or camouflage pants.

Employees from across the province are joining the movement, already set in motion by city employees.

Earlier this week, city vehicles were plastered with stickers against the Couillard government’s bill.

A massive province-wide protest is scheduled for September 20th.

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  1. Paul posted on 07/25/2014 06:39 AM
    Everyone not in the public sector should wear red baseball hats and camouflage pants to protest having to pay someone else's pension.
    1. posted on 07/25/2014 12:00 PM
      @Paul How exactly are you paying their pensions?
      Please explain!
      The workers pay into their pensions you know...The city took that money threw it away and now they want to cut pensions....

      How can you even think of siding with the city after reports of telephone poles in the middles of sidewalks and 5000$ drinking fountains that are removed after a week? How?
  2. LMAO posted on 07/25/2014 11:27 AM
    Isn't defacing public property an offence? I hope these vandals are prosecuted to the full letter of the law like the German football fan was. That's only fair after all.
  3. marguerite posted on 07/26/2014 11:11 AM
    I am so tired with all this nonsense. I would fire any one who is in the protest. Regan did it in the eighties with the traffic controllers. It is not acceptable that police be allowed to work out of uniform. The province has no money but is still willing to contribute to the public sector pension plans. They should consider themselves lucky as not everyone has their companies contributing into a pension plan. SPOILED BRATS!!!!!!!!
    1. Richard posted on 07/28/2014 03:56 PM
      @marguerite You really don't understand the facts

      1) the police also pay into their pension plans as part of a CBA..Collective bargaining agreement, They paid for years and now the city says too bad we took your money blew it on stupidity and now we are not giving it back
      2) its not their problem that others don't have a company plan....If you don't have a company plan then you start your own with RRSP....What would you say if you put money into an RRSP and the bank said sorry...We are not giving you your money?
      3) Yes the province has no money because they spend it all on Day care cheap university and family leave....If the government cuts those....You along with others will be protesting because you are not getting something for free,,,this it not free...they paid into it
  4. Drew posted on 07/29/2014 05:25 PM
    A Montreal police officer leaves the force at an average age of 53 and collects $59,000 a year, while a city firefighter retires at an average age of 52 with an annual pension of $53,000.
    The problem is ???????
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