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UPDATE: Community Social Services: HSA encourages enrolment in Municipal Pension Plan

In 2006, community social services workers represented by HSA finally won access to the Municipal Pension Plan. You may be eligible to enrol starting April 1, 2010. HSA strongly recommends all eligible employees enrol.

Your employer determines your eligibility, and will send you information if you qualify. You then have 90 days to decide whether you want to enrol.

Do you think youre too young or too old to enrol? Do you have questions about the monthly contribution? Or are you considering a career change in the future? Enrolling in the Municipal Pension Plan is still the best choice for your future.

Special FAQ leaflet
Unions representing members in the community social services sector have developed a short -Frequently Asked Questions" leaflet.

In your community: special pension information meetings
During March, HSAs pension specialist will hold meetings in communities across BC for members who want to learn more about enrolling in the Municipal Pension Plan. The schedule below will be updated as new dates are confirmed.

MARCH 9

City: Campbell River
Place: Discovery Inn
Short presentations: 5pm and 7pm
HSA staff available: 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Join us for refreshments

MARCH 10

City: Courtenay
Place: Westerley Hotel
Short presentations: 5pm and 7pm
HSA staff available: 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Join us for refreshments

MARCH 11

City: Nanaimo
Place: Haven House administrative offices
HSA staff available: 11:30am-1:30pm
Join us for refreshments

City: Victoria
Place: Community office, Victoria Women's Transition Society
HSA staff available: 5-7pm
Join us for pizza

MARCH 15

City: Kelowna
Place: Mocha Room, Central Okanagan Child Development Association, 1546 Bernard Street
HSA staff available: 5pm-7pm
Join us for refreshments

MARCH 16

City: Coquitlam
Place: Best Western Coquitlam Inn Convention Centre
Short presentations: 5pm and 7pm
HSA staff available: 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Join us for refreshments

MARCH 18

City: Surrey
Place: Sheraton Guildford, 15269 104 Avenue
Short presentations: 5pm and 7pm
HSA staff available: 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Join us for refreshments

MARCH 30

City: Powell River
Place: administrative offices, Powell River & Region Transition House Society
HSA staff available: 11:30am-1:30pm
Join us for refreshments

A secure public pension ... such as the Municipal Pension Plan ... is the gold standard to which other Canadians aspire. Community social services workers have fought for decades for access to this pension; HSA strongly encourages you to enrol.

Register on HSAs website to receive updates on developments in the community social services sector. You need your member ID number to register (printed on the mailing label of The Report magazine).

Download Municipal Pension Plan leaflet for Community Social Services workers

 

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