We are a pension fund with several employers that offers benefits to workers in the construction industry, covered by collective agreements between employers and unions, as well as by agreements between employers and the board of directors. In LiUNA, each member has the same rights, in accordance with our Constitution and the collective agreement that covers his or her employment. No derogation is allowed. In the construction industry, the more current skills and experience you have, the greater your safety. No other union can come close, even approximately, to LiUNA`s commitment to give more opportunities to its members through skills training. Every year, LiUNA invests millions of dollars in free training programs for members. Employers know that LiUNA-trained workers are the best. Second, there is income security when you retire — your retirement. Let`s be honest: time continues to move forward. They need a retirement. LiUNA`s multi-billion euro pension fund is one of the largest and strongest in the Canadian private sector.
In undeveloped sectors, where seniority is a factor, LiUNA strongly protects the seniority rights of its members in the event of recall, promotion, team choices, holidays and other areas where seniority is important. The Labourers` Pension Fund of Central and Eastern Canada (LPFCEC) is dedicated to the safety and well-being of our plan members and their families. We are committed to providing maximum services in the management of their pensions. LPFCEC is one of the top 10 pension funds under management across Canada with assets of over $US 3 billion. In communities across Canada, the workers who benefit from the best health care are often local LiUNA members. It`s no coincidence, it`s the LiUNA path. And even if there`s a retirement plan you`re already working in, there`s a good chance that LiUNA`s plan will offer you higher benefits at no cost. If you need more security, and who isn`t? – You need LiUNA.
Of course, we can help. Visit the Labourers` Pension Fund of Central and Eastern Canada here for more information. That makes sense. The cost of drugs, glasses, dental care and other health care costs not covered by provincial health plans is very high and increasing every year. LiUNA is a family union. If LiUNA becomes your union for the first time, we will compare your salaries with those of other LiUNA members in your area, who do the same type of work as you. There is strength in numbers, as we all know. But there is also strength in the experience. LiUNA has both. LiUNA was founded many years ago by people who have worked hard but too often been discriminated against, not only by employers, but also by unions that have closed their doors to immigrants, women and diversity. Times have changed because of us. The wage gap between LiUNA and non-unionized workers can be as high as hundreds of thousands of dollars over the average working life.
This is in addition to the improved benefits and higher pensions enjoyed by LiUNA members. When we get together to negotiate with your employer, we pay as attention to your benefits as we are to your salaries. We then address these differences at the bargaining table with your employer. LiUNA members earn more money than non-unionized workers who do the same jobs. Often much more! That is what is happening. We negotiate as a group, not as individuals. We`ve been doing this for over 100 years. The vast majority of our members support spouses and children. You know how important it is not to have to worry about unexpected health care expenses. LiUNA members in Canada come from more than 150 countries around the world and speak dozens of languages. Women are the fastest growing segment of LiUNA`s diverse members….