One of the first objectives of the Association is to inform all retired former PSAC members, and their partners, of their rights. The purpose of the organization is also to inform all the members about the reforms that governments plan on bringing about in their pension plan, and the impact of those changes.
This responsibility consists in making sure that all the conditions and all the benefits tied to retirement in the public service be respected, because members have paid for all those benefits.
Every year, billions of dollars go unclaimed and are lost to partners or survivors or beneficiaries of members at death; APSAR has given itself the mandate of denouncing this type of sham by governments, who make no effort to pay this money to those who are entitled to it.
APSAR helps all the partners – survivors – beneficiaries of PSAC members and retired former at death, so that they may recover all the benefits to which they are rightfully entitled.
The challenges of the pension reform in the years to come are too important not to unite ourselves in great numbers to protect ourselves, defend ourselves against any contingency, and improve our retirement conditions. APSAR encourages all Locals, all area councils, all women's committees and all other committees in the PSAC structure, to join the Association in its fight for the protection of our pension plan.
APSAR has its place in a union continuity within PSAC. It is up to PSAC members and retired former members to decide what that place will be.
Date Modified : 2012/01/05