Goverment can cancel Hahn’s pension

Hahn's pension can be canceled, Alberni writer says.

To The Editor,

I’d like to provide Premier Christy Clark with a short refresher on history and economics as she seems to have conveniently forgotten both.

Clark has openly stated that the pension benefits of  BC Ferries CEO, David Hahn, “was a deal made five years ago and it’s a legally binding contract [and we are] stuck with it.”

In the early morning hours of Jan. 28, 2001, the BC Liberal government, of which Ms. Clark was a member, enacted Bill 29, a piece of legislation that “ripped up” the collective agreement of the Hospital Employees’ Union which was a freely negotiated and “legally binding contract”.

Then, on May 3, 2004 the BC Liberals legislated an end to an HEU strike by passing Bill 37 which cut wages—wages that had been previously negotiated—by 15 per cent.

So Ms. Clark can’t tell me that we are “stuck” with Mr. Hahn’s obscene pension package. Her government has already set the precedent for addressing this issue.

Get on with it.

Nancy Czigany,

Port Alberni

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