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I will be closing this petition tomorrow night after the local election.
The City of Titusville, FL is threatening employees with a 10% pay cut through furloughs and pay reduction, no pay raises, rising health costs and a reduction in 50% of their pensions. The city has paid these employees lower than average salaries for years compared to other municipalities their size in Central Florida.
These employees have been retained with a promise of decent pensions at retirement. These employees have not had pay raises in five years nor cost of living allowances, their health costs have increased and they have to pay into their own pensions. The City is willing to reduce services to the citizens of Titusville by enacting furlough days which means closing city offices for two days a month.
The city has $20M in the Water Department and over $5M in a "Rainy Day Fund" to shore up the budget but refuse to do so and want their 433 employees to shoulder the difference. Police and Fire fighters have paid 6.5% of their pay into their own pensions since 1994 and general employees pay 2.5% of their pay into their pensions.
A new era is dawning in Australia with the introduction of the Centrelink Basics Card.
This card will strip people of their basic right of where they will be able to shop and spend their money.
1 in 10 Canadians in the workforce who are employed are working in what would be considered temporary job.
Between 1989 and 1994, the number of Canadians employed on a temporary basis increased by 21 per cent, from 799,000 to 970,000 workers.
Seventy-five per cent of temporary jobs last less than six months and as a result, many temporary workers are excluded from various legal protections and employee benefits.
Temporary agents are not paid for days away from the job due to sickness, statutory holidays, bereavement or vacation leave, nor are they entitled to severance pay upon termination of their employment.
Employers are not required to pay unemployment insurance premiums or Canada/Quebec Pension Plan premiums on behalf of these workers.
Temporary employment is an important issue with substantial policy implications. Too many workers today are unable to string together enough temporary jobs in a year to provide them with an adequate income or security. Moving from one contract to the next, many individuals are left with only part-time work and irregular hours, and rarely with any of the non-wage benefits like pensions or unemployment insurance.
Clearly the emergence of these new forms of employment has implications for a wide range of policies and programs.
In short, temporary employment in some of its current forms is eroding the economic security of Canadian families.
The United States Congress has proven itself to be self-serving by voting itself:
1) A Lifetime Pension;
2) A Lifetime Free Healthcare Plan.
As issues arise, laws need to be changed, and formed to protect the safety of society. Colonel Russell Williams, charged and convicted with the murders of Jessica Lloyd, and Marie-France Comeau. After his conviction, Williams is serving a life sentence in Kingston Penitentiary. While being in this institution, Williams is still receiving his military pension.
The federal government needs to create a law to prevent inmates serving sentences for murder, to receive a pension or any other form of income, to deter others from committing these serious crimes.
Failed Boss of RBS Fred Goodwin has obtained a super injunction against anyone naming him as a banker this is a gross misuse of the courts and a travesty of justice. The truth is all important if it is true it should not be possible to stop people telling the truth.
Just as individuals should have a defence against being slandered they should have no defence against the truth. Fred Goodwin has also kept his rewards of a knighthood and £200000 pension despite failing so badly he was one of the main causes of the current recession.
This sets a terrible precedent and encourages incompetent behaviour from executives.
Schedule 2 of the Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2010 (Changes to Disability Support Pension) plans to restrict the movement of disabled Australians.
The Bill homepage: http://bit.ly/e66jvR
The government (without regard to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities) wants to restrict international travel for its disabled citizens.
A copy of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities can be downloaded here. http://bit.ly/gtgNyG
Under Article 4:
Countries are to make sure that people with disability enjoy all human rights and fundamental freedoms without discrimination of any kind because of disability.
To do this, countries agree to:
- remove or change laws, policies or ways of doing things that discriminate against people with disability;
- make sure that government officials act consistently with the obligations in the Convention;
and more importantly
Article 18: Liberty of movement and nationality
Countries agree that people with disability are free to move, choose where they live and to have a nationality, in the same way as other people.
They should make sure that people with disability, in the same way as other people:
- have the right to get and change their nationality,
- are free to leave any country (including their own), and
- are able to return to their own country.
Many disabled Australians have family including young children overseas and this bill (if passed) will separate them. Many Australians, disabled and abled, young and old will suffer if this bill becomes law.
People have created lives and families within the boundaries of the law. If that law is changed what regard it is there for the human lives left behind?
A list of Senate committee submissions can be found here. http://bit.ly/dF8zBh
Sadly the committee gave them little to no regard.
ATL believes modestly-paid education staff deserve good pensions as part of a fair remuneration package with enough income to live independently and with dignity in retirement.
The coalition government plans huge reforms to public sector pensions, potentially telling education professionals:
You must pay more for your pension;
You must work longer before getting it;
You will get less money in retirement;
Say no to paying more, working longer, getting less!
Sign this petition to join ATL in speaking out for pensions; rejecting attempts to force reform on recently reviewed schemes; and telling the coalition government that this triple whammy of change is unacceptable.
The Illinois pension system is in jeopardy. If we continue to provide lavish, outdated pensions to newly-hired government employees, our state and local governments could be bankrupt in just a few years.
Give local government in Illinois an option that stops the flow of NEW EMPLOYEES into the current, broken pension system.
Allow Illinois municipalities to choose the retirement benefit they offer to new employees. They may provide new employees with the current pension system, or they may provide them with a 401(k)-style retirement plan.
TO THE HONOURABLE PRIME MINISTER, JULIA GILLARD, THE SPEAKER AND MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
This petition supports the citizens of Australia with permanent or severe disabilities on the Disability Support, DSP, draws to the attention of the House: all citizens of Australia with permanent or severe disabilities on the Disability Support, DSP are particularly disadvantaged in regard to finding and maintaining meaningful open employment and must be allowed to retain their full Disability Support Pension, DSP without being unfairly income and assets tested by Centrelink.
11. No To 66
Are in your late 40s? Will you reach 65 in 2016 or after?
Answering 'yes' to either of these questions means that the Conservatives have their eye on your freedom. Unless you have managed to save enough to last you a year you will be working until your are at LEAST 66. Given their message you can be sure that the conservatives have 66 as a MINIMUM.
They haven't been clear on the position of women but you can be sure that they will fare even worse under a potential conservative regime.
Please sign this position and warn Cameron and his bullies that you will not vote for them unless they retract their pension plans. Do you want to use tens of thousands of your savings to retire at an age you were expecting to and were promised?
The Board will recommend to the ORSC at its September 9, 2009, meeting the following changes, effective for members retiring on or after August 1, 2015:
- to retire with no actuarial reduction to one’s retirement allowance, a member must be age 67 with 10 years of service or age 57 with 30 years of service;
- a member may retire early at age 62 with 10 years of service or age 60 with 25 years of service;
- f a member retires early, base early retirement reductions on actuarial reductions from the lesser of age 67 or possible attainment of 30 years of service.
To minimize the possibility of making unnecessary benefit changes and increasing member and employer contributions, SERS’ Board opted to periodically examine its 30-year funding responsibility and recommend benefit or contribution changes as needed. Should the recommended retirement eligibility changes for members retiring on or after August 1, 2015 fail to keep SERS within the 30-year funding window, the Board will consider other changes such as reducing cost of living adjustments and contribution increases for members and employers. The Board also understood that it could look at the costs of the Health Care program, if needed. This tiered approach addressed concerns from SERS’ advocacy groups that overreacting to the present funding situation could adversely affect members and retirees for many years.
Even before the current financial crisis began, SERS’ Board took action to keep the pension fund stable. SERS was the only Ohio public pension system to address pension design changes necessary to offset increased life expectancy when it introduced S.B. 148 in 2007 and advocated for its passage.
Currently, the language of the Illinois Pension Laws as they pertain to police officers is very ambiguous and unclear.
Police officers are covered under two sections of the statutes, (40 ILCS 5/Art. 3 heading) ARTICLE 3. POLICE PENSION FUND ‑ MUNICIPALITIES 500,000 and UNDER and 40 ILCS 5/Art. 5 heading) ARTICLE 5. POLICEMEN'S ANNUITY AND BENEFIT FUND‑‑CITIES OVER 500,000.
The terms "on duty" and "act of duty" carry different meanings within the statutes but are applied to all police officers regardless of their department size.
These laws need to be modified and updated so that these terms are properly defined and that an officer that gets injured while on duty and performing his assigned duties is considered "in the line of duty".
There can be no comparison to what a police officer does and what a "normal" citizen does. Police officers are expected to be at the ready, and make life and death decisions in a matter of seconds, at all times.
Fred Goodwin, former chief executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland, which is now 70 percent state-owned and announced Britain's biggest-ever corporate losses recently, is to receive a £16m pension as part of his early retirement package.
The size of his pension has widely been called "unacceptable" and the goal of this petition is to show public support towards any attempts to reduce this pension payout.
We want Prime Minister Rudd to know that young Australians care about our elderly, and know they are doing it tough.
Please give them more money in their pension each week!
The pensioner made contributions to the pension funds. These funds have been invested and have increased the pension funds to a present sum of 23 Billion dollars. As pensioners we believe that there is adequate pension funds to create a Group Health Benefits Account.
In 1969 an Ordinary Seaman serving in the Royal Australian Navy was arrested and charged with the mutilation and Murder of 12 year old victorian girl Yvonne Tuohy at Western Port Beach.
This Ordinary Seaman's name is Derek Percy. He is also suspected of several other mutilation murders of young children. At his trial the jury found that he was unfit to stand trial due to insanity.
Percy has been in Jail at the Governors pleasure since. He recently revealed that he had amassed over $177,000.00 due to receipt of a pension of $200.00 per fortnight paid to him by the Australian Government.
Request that the Department of Veterans Affairs review this pension entitlement with a view to having it stopped and recovering any monies already paid.
June 25, 2006
The very people who have enabled this country to be what it is today are being treated with contempt financially!
The amount they are expected to live on is a disgrace! Those who try to supplement their pension by WORKING are penalised!
Politicions received generous salary rises and pensions, while our senior citizens struggle to maintain a reasonable life style!
June 10, 2005
We have set up an Independent Inquiry by Sir Michael Lyons to consider the detailed case for changes to the present system of local government funding, including reform of council tax to make it fairer and more sustainable.
The Inquiry will also consider options other than council tax for local authorities to raise supplementary revenue, including local income tax, reform of non-domestic rates and other possible local taxes and charges. The Inquiry is due to report by the end of the year and will make recommendations on any changes that are necessary and how to implement them.
Help with council tax bills is available to people on a low income through Council Tax Benefit (CTB). The Department for Work and Pensions is taking active measures to ensure that people are made aware of CTB and are encouraged to take up their entitlement to what is in effect a council tax rebate.
Alongside CTB for the poorest pensioners, we are helping many more elderly people with their council tax bills. We gave £100 to households with someone 70 or over for 2004/05. In 2005/06 households with someone aged 65 or over will receive £200, unless they are receiving the Pension Credit guarantee. People getting the guarantee element of Pension Credit are already entitled to a 100 per cent rebate on their council tax bills. Households with someone aged 70 or over getting the Pension Credit guarantee will receive £50 to help with living costs.
Our generous grant settlements to local Government, and considered use of our capping powers, have led to an average council tax increase in 2005/06 of 4.1 per cent - the lowest increase in more than a decade - and the second lowest ever.
June 10, 2005
The year on year inflation busting rises in Council Tax causes hardship to the many, but particularly those on low or fixed incomes. With council tax being based on property values, it takes no account of people's ability to pay.
Council Tax can take as much as 30% of the income of a person on a low income and less than 2% of the income of a high earner.
A petition to the federal government of Canada to give citizens the right to opt out of the Canada Pension Plan and invest instead into an RRSP.