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Educational Webinar Series:Your Pension – Planning For Retirement

Dear members,


I’d like to invite you to join me for the next instalment of our ongoing educational webinar series on Wednesday, April 27th at 2pm EDT (Toronto time), titled ‘Your Pension – Planning for Retirement’. This is an extremely important topic, and I strongly encourage all members to familiarize themselves with the workings of their pension plan, no matter how close or far removed your retirement may be.


During this live webinar, we will discuss many issues surrounding the topic of our membership’s pension plan, and give a detailed presentation on several issues pertaining to retirement planning. Topics will include:


Are you thinking of retirement?

Retirement planning

Understanding my pension plan

Where can I get help?

How much will my pension be when I retire?

How do my earnings affect my pension?

Post-retirement benefits (Travel and Health)


The presentation will be given by myself along with our extremely knowledgeable Pension Committee Presidents, Ross Nichol and Hugh Chetwynd. The presentation will be followed by a live Q&A period where you can ask us questions about pensions and retirement. We encourage you to ask questions which pertain to the membership at large, rather than personal issues which mostly apply you only (you can send us your personal pension questions by email). We also invite you to send us advance questions by email to with the header ‘WEBINAR QUESTION’.


As always, this webinar will be recorded and made available to all members for viewing at your leisure.


To register for this webinar, please visit the following link:


If you’re unfamiliar with this technology, we invite you to review the technical notes below.


Online Webinar – System Requirements

•    A high-speed internet connection (wired is best, high speed Wifi also works)

•    A computer using Windows or Mac Operating System (Android or iPad Tablets also supported**)

•    Audio (integrated speakers or headphones)

•    A Landline for Conference Call (Cell phones not recommended)

•    Windows 7 and higher / Mac OSX 10.7 and higher

•    Newest version of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Chrome or Safari Web Browser

•    Most recent version of Adobe Flash player installed:

•    Turn your browser’s popup blocker off or put in your allowed list


** Attendees may join a meeting using iPad, Android tablet or iPhone using the free AnyMeeting app found in the app store for your mobile device.


To test your peripherals:


To test your existing connection speed (you will need 1Mbps download speed):


To find out more about attending a webinar or troubleshooting any issues:


Please note that if you can’t connect to the Webinar for technical reasons, you can also participate via the dial-in option. Three local Canadian phone numbers are available (long-distance charges may apply):

YYZ: (437) 886-9122

YVR: (604) 757-3130

YUL: (438) 800-2937


International Dial-In Numbers:


Meeting ID: 4526309

Attendee PIN: 607 2570#


In solidarity,

Michel Cournoyer
President, Air Canada Component of CUPE

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