We have had a lot of calls and e-mails asking if Monthly Pension payments will be reduced? The answer to this question is no the monthly Pension payments you receive remain the same including your bridge, is unaffected by the recent Court decision. So no change to the amount that gets deposited every month into your bank account. Also to clarify your Life Insurance has not been affected by this Court decision.
However what is affected by the court decisions is your coverage for benefits with Green shield, Drugs, Dental, Vision, Hearing Aids, Semi private coverage, etc. . . .
If you are older than 65 years old you are covered by the Ontario Drug Plan for prescription drugs. If you are under 65, the Trillium Plan is available. Furthermore the Province has announced 3 million in hardship assistance for our members we will have more details on this later this week. Please check the website and (social media USW 1005) often for updates or call the Union Hall at 905 547 1417.