The Alberta government wants to remove fund assets from the Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund (ATRF) and transfer them to the Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo). This move would be bad for teachers. The move would not save the government any money, but it could actually cost the fund through lower returns. In response, the ATA has created an online tool for teachers to send a message to their MLA. What you can do: (1) visit www.handsoffmypension.ca and use the form to write to your MLA. The ATA has also prepared a Frequently Asked Questions about the Proposed Pension Change.
The Provincial ATA has launched an MLA letter writing campaign to engage members and inform MLAs of teachers' concerns around issues of class size and complexity. The ATA has mailed out pads of blank letters to be used by teachers to write personal letters to their MLAs. A copy of the template is available HERE. If you require more pads or have questions, please contact the Provincial ATA (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Visit the EPSB website for more information on your school board trustees.
The Alberta Teachers' Association (including its Locals) does not endorse political parities or candidates and maintains strict political non-alignment. The Association does encourage teachers, as citizens, to be active in politics and to consider joining a political party and working to achieve important causes.
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