I contribute a portion of my earnings each month into the plan now to fund my retirement later.
I pay into my pension to ensure that I have a secure retirement. My pension is part of the compensation I receive for my professional service as a teacher.
- Teachers and the Government of Alberta pay for the plan together, govern it together and share the responsibility and liabilities of the plan.
- By taking some of their compensation as pension contributions, teachers have agreed to defer part of their earnings until retirement.
- Actuarial studies determine how much money needs to go into the plan now to fund retirements later.
Question: Why should taxpayers pay for teachers’ pensions when so many of them don’t have one?
Your pension is your future
Answer: Pensions are a great way to ensure retirement security—everyone should have one. I pay as much into my
pension as government does. Their contributions are my deferred salary and have been fairly negotiated.
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