Retired teachers return to work, not eligible to contribute to pension

Saskatchewan colleges limit retirement benefits
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 12/08/2014

Teachers at a group of Saskatchewan colleges who continue to teach after retirement are not able to contribute to the pension plan at the same time they are receiving such benefits, an arbitrator has decided.

The Saskatchewan Government and General Employees’ Union (SGEU) filed the grievance against the Northwest Regional, Great Plains, Cumberland Regional, Carlton Trail Regional and Parkland Regional colleges.

Of particular concern for the union is that teachers who have retired and are receiving pension payments have returned to work — but are not being able to contribute further to the pension plan as an employee.