PRESS RELEASE: NOVEMBER 11, 2009

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NATIONAL RESOLUTION ON CCWIPP
November 09, 2009

At the recent meeting of the UFCW Canada Council executive a resolution was unanimously passed to secure the pensions of UFCW Canada members receiving benefits from the Canadian Commercial Industry Pension Plan (CCWIPP). In order to assist the CCWIPP pension fund in recovery from the type of shortfall experienced by investments globally in the recent economic downturn, employers need to secure CCWIPP pensions by renewing their commitments to the plan.

The CCWIPP resolution reads:

"Resolution: That UFCW Canada Local Unions and the National Council unite in solidarity and support to resist and fight any attempt by employers to withdraw from CCWIPP. Further, Local Unions will take necessary actions - up to and including strikes - to preserve and improve CCWIPP to ensure the best possible retirement income for its participants, our members.

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