CUPE 391 Update

Municipal Pension Plan

Don Munroe, the arbitrator, will be returning from vacation soon.  The aribration will be formally presented after the arbitrator’s return.  In the meantime, please pay attention to the deadlines.

All members who participate in the Municipal Pension Plan (MPP):

• the deadline to apply to purchase service that occurred before April 1, 2002 is
2002 is the earlier of March 31, 2007, or termination of current employment
with a Municipal Pension Plan employer.(whichever is first).  If you do not apply by the deadline, you will lose the opportunity to purchase those periods of past service.
You may be entitled to purchase past service such as:
• time you worked with a Municipal Pension Plan employer but did
not contribute to the pension plan, or
• time when you were on an approved leave of absence from a
Municipal Pension Plan employer.

To find out more about purchasing past service or reinstating a refund,
including costs, visit the Purchase of Service section of the plan website at, or call the Municipal Pension Plan at 1 800 668-6335.

To find further information about Pension Arrears see:,581077&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL


Trade, Investment, and Labour Mobility Agreement between British Columbia and Alberta

March 5, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Vancouver Public Library
Alma Van Dusen and Peter Kay rooms

The Trade, Investment, and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA) between
Alberta and BC is an unprecedented agreement, imposing extreme
constraints on what governments can do.

Ottawa-based lawyer and trade expert Steven Shrybman will discuss his
recently published legal analysis of TILMA.

“The likely impacts of TILMA represent a profound assault on the
capacity of present and future governments in BC and Alberta to serve
the public interest.” – Steven Shrybman

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, please
contact the Council of Canadians, 604.688.8846.

Sponsored by: B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union, Check Your
Head, the BC Teachers Federation, the Canadian Union of Public Employees
BC and the Council of Canadians

Steven Shrybman is a lawyer with Sack Goldblatt, Mitchell LLP

For more information on TILMA, see:

Want to learn more about TILMA and how we can join together and stop
this new trade agreement? Visit: Join the list serve
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All for now