A significant number of our members are at the stage in their life where they can see retirement but still have a number of working years yet to go.
In this program we will:
- look at issues faced by workers with seniority – from health and safety and ergonomic concerns to pension is-sues;
- explore challenges of the “sandwich generation” such as caring for aging parents, children and grandchildren;
- make the links between personal concerns and political campaigns (i.e. Unifor campaigns for stronger public pensions, pharmacare, universal childcare, improvements to medicare, and minimum patient-care-hours for retirement homes, nursing homes and in-home elder care);
- assist members in planning now for ‘life after work’ – from financial planning for retirement, to promoting strategies for healthy living;
- include hands-on activities for effective use of technology.
The course is aimed at involving Unifor members now – and in retirement – in various union campaigns, community groups, Unifor social justice projects and Unifor retiree chapters. An over-arching objective includes our need to strengthen dialogue between our more senior workers and the union.