Vision - Bell Pensioners' Group

Introduction

This document describes the Vision for the Bell Pensioners’ Group (BPG) and was last updated on April 22, 2014.

Core values & beliefs

The following are the Core Values and Beliefs that guide the decisions of the Board of Directors of BPG:

  1. Our approach to addressing issues and concerns is first to seek a solution.
  2. We do not endorse products.
  3. We respect the privacy of our members.
  4. We are fiscally responsible, and ensure our members have a complete understanding of how and where we spend their money.
  5. We ensure that the organization is sustainable.

Purpose

The reason for the existence of BPG, and our enduring purpose is as follows:

  • To protect the defined benefit pension and applicable post retirement benefits of retirees and employees of Bell Canada and its affiliates. This is accomplished through ongoing dialogue and formal meetings with Bell, advocating to government for improved pension legislation and regulations, and supporting the pensioner representatives on the Bell corporate Pension Information Committee (PIC). Our goal is to inform our members on current Bell pension and benefits issues and where necessary to assist them in addressing their particular problems in these areas.

The BPG also acts as an advocate to government agencies for improved pension legislation and regulations on behalf of the members of defined benefit pension plans of BCE, Bell Aliant (Ontario & Québec) and Télébec.

Mission

The mission of BPG is “to be recognized by Bell, Bell pensioners, government agencies and the stakeholder community as an effective and influential advocate for our members”.

Priorities

The Board of the Bell Pensioners’ Group will focus on the following priorities:

  1. Protecting the interests of our members with regard to the Bell Pension Plan.
  2. Advocating for the continuance of applicable post retirement benefits (e.g. medical, vision, dental) of our members.
  3. Representing the interests of Bell, BCE, Bell Aliant (Ontario & Québec) and Télébec pensioners in the growing public policy debate on pension reform.

Strategy

The following are the current strategies that will enable the Chapters and the Board to realize our Mission:

  1. Ensure that the Board of BPG is knowledgeable on the legislative, political, economic and other factors that have the potential to affect the security of our members’ pensions.
  2. Advocate for legislative and regulatory changes that will protect the interests of the members of defined benefit pension plans of Bell, BCE, Bell Aliant (Ontario & Québec) and Télébec.
  3. Ensure that PIC representatives are members of BPG.
  4. Inform our members on key and current issues relating to their pension and benefits and assist them as needed.
  5. Increase the number of BPG members.
  6. Develop and mobilize a network of like-minded pension groups on issues of importance to the members of defined benefit pension plans of Bell, BCE, Bell Aliant (Ontario & Québec) and Télébec.

 



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    November 23rd, 2018

    The Cost of Living Adjustment on Bell Canada's pensions should be 2% in 2019.

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  • BPG Board Meeting

    November 11th, 2018

    The BPG Board of directors held its bi-annual meeting in Ottawa

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  • 2018 Board Elections

    July 2nd, 2018

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  • Update

    July 11th, 2018

    Class Action Regarding 2017 Pension Indexation

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  • 2017 Financial Statements

    April 23rd, 2018

    In readiness for our AGMs (annual general meeting) of the BPG members, please consult the 2017 Financial Statements on the website.

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  • Pension Glossary

    September 4th, 2017

    Is there a pension-related term that you aren’t sure about?  Why not consult our Glossary?

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  • To better understand your pension plan

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    With pension plans so much in the news recently, we thought some of you might have additional questions, so we prepared a short Q&A document.

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  • The BPG Board of directors

    May 8th, 2018

    The BPG Board of directors held its bi-annual meeting in Montreal on April 26th & 27th 2018.

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    Did you know that the Federal Government does not have a Minister dedicated to Seniors’ issues?

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  • Class action on Bell’s interpretation of the 2017 indexation

    January 18th, 2018

    A Bell pensioner has commenced a class action on behalf of all Bell defined benefit pensioners.

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  • COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT FOR 2018

    November 17th, 2017

    The Cost of Living Adjustment on Bell Canada's pensions should be 1% in 2018.

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  • Your Manulife contract numbers have changed

    January 20th, 2016

    January 20, 2016 - Effective January 1, 2016 your Manulife contract numbers have changed. You should have received a new card in the mail

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  • BPG members on the PIC

    August 14th, 2015

    August 12, 2015 - Peter Dilworth, Sue Dawes (substitute), Michel Doyon and Yvan Dutrisac (substitute) are the PIC representatives for 2016-2018.

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  • EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT PENSION PLANS...

    August 13th, 2016

    Every month you receive a payment covering your Bell pension. Have you ever wondered what backs up these payments, and what steps have been taken to make sure the payments keep coming? This article covers some of the basics of the Bell Canada defined benefit pension plan.

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  • THINKING OF JOINING BPG?

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    Read what others have to say.

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  • In Touch Newsletter

    March 18th, 2014

    The In Touch newsletter is published three times a year, in March, June and October. Do you have difficulty receiving it?

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  • Who is Eligible to Join BPG?

    September 20th, 2014

    October 3rd, 2013 - Since June, the Bell Pensioners’ Group includes pensioners from Télébec, Télébec Mobility and BCE as well as active employees from Bell/BCE companies.

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  • Help us limit our postage costs

    May 9th, 2014

    May 9, 2014 - With the price of stamps going up, imagine how much it will cost to send BPG newsletters to thousands of members every year. Subscribe to our electronic distribution list to obtain your newsletters by email.

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    May 9th, 2014

    May 9, 2014 - BPG now has its Facebook page to increase its visibility and, foremost, to make itself known to non-members.

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