Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Librarian fighting mandatory retirement


A Saskatoon librarian who didn't want to leave her job when she turned 65 is fighting mandatory retirement, but her union doesn't support her.

The case of Louise Carlson, who worked for 13 years at the Rusty Macdonald Branch Library before retiring two years ago, is before a Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission hearing.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees argues that pension and benefit plans could be adversely affected if mandatory retirement is removed.

Union representative Colleen Quintal said removing mandatory retirement could have a domino effect on the rest of the collective agreement.

1 comment:

John Murney said...

This is a tough one. The libertarian in me tells me to scrap mandatory retirement, but as someone born in the early 1970s, I want the cap in place so I can have a shot someday at the career opportunities made available to the rotten boomers.

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