Filomena Tassi

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Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas

Filomena Tassi

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MP Filomena Tassi Speaks on Importance of Securing the Pensions and Benefits of Our City’s Retired Steel Workers


SO31 – Statement in the House of Commons on the importance securing the pensions and benefits of our city’s retired steel workers by MP for Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas, Filomena Tassi.

“Today, the U.S. Steel retirees and their families are wracked by uncertainty. They deserve better.”
Filomena Tassi, MP
Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas

Filomena Tassi, MP
Monday, September 26, 2016

Mr. Speaker, I believe strongly that we are judged by how we treat our most vulnerable.

Today, I focus on a crisis that is of great importance to me personally, as well as my colleagues from Hamilton East-Stoney Creek and Burlington, and the caring people of Hamilton, namely, securing the pensions and benefits of our city’s retired steel workers.

I believe the best solution to the US Steel crisis is the emergence of a viable company that continues to make steel and employ Hamiltonians in high paying, secure jobs. However, the pensions and benefits of retired U.S. Steel workers should not be sacrificed in the process.

I have heard their stories.

They told me of days when they were younger and full of hope.
When they were younger and full of hope, when they took jobs in a hazardous work environment, in the faith that their retirement benefits would cover the costs of the drugs for any illnesses they might develop.

Today, the U.S. Steel retirees and their families are wracked by uncertainty. They deserve better.