Also, we have an urgent need for your help in tackling the decline in our membership over recent years. Since BPG has only 10,000 members out of about 30,000 Bell retirees, there is a high probability that 2 out of every 3 of your former colleagues and friends are not members. In addition there are many current employees who can join. While we try to reach everyone through ads in "In Touch" and other recruitment initiatives, we have only had limited success and really need your personal help .
Please help us grow our chapter, which has now dropped behind Montreal in terms of size even though we have a larger potential membership. Don’t leave it up to your chapter executive ... please find those 2 out of every 3 Bell friends and ask them to join.
Recently in the news we have seen many stories about Sears pensioners who are likely to lose much of their pension and benefits, and while Bell is in no way in the same position as Sears, the lack of protection for pensioners in bankruptcy is one of the many issues that BPG continues to work on in its’ lobbying efforts.
So, please talk to those friends who may not be members, and help BPG to have the strongest voice possible in dealing with Bell and the government on the issues that impact current and future pensioners.
See the link below on why your friends should become members.