Ontario Federation of Labour

Ontario Federation of Labour

November 20, 2008 15:28 ET

Arthurs' Commission Report on Pensions Needs Close Study says OFL

Attention: Assignment Editor, Media Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--(Marketwire - Nov. 20, 2008) - "The labour movement will be carefully studying and fully participating in the discussions and review of the Ontario Expert Commission on Pensions Report that was released today," said OFL president Wayne Samuelson.

"The Report's recommendations are complex and interdependent and deserve serious consideration by government. The current crisis in financial markets should not drive long-term reform efforts.

"While we assess the Report the labour movement will be keeping two priorities in mind - strong regulation to enhance security for those with defined pension plans and the need to expand pension plan coverage for those without," Samuelson said.

cope343 /For further information: Wayne Samuelson, OFL President
416.571.7408 (cellular)

Sheila Block
OFL Research Director
416.985.8041 (cellular)/ IN: ECONOMY, LABOUR, MEDIA, POLITICS, OTHER

Contact Information

  • Dana Boettger, OFL Communications
    Primary Phone: 416-441-2731 ext. 665
    Secondary Phone: 416-443-7665
    Toll-Free: 800-668-9138