Stelco re­tirees not the only vic­tims

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: Au­thor should walk in re­tirees’ shoes (May 13)

Mr. Mont­gomery is NOT the only re­tiree to be af­fected by the steel in­dus­try. My hus­band worked in it for 48 years. Over those years he lost his job three times through no fault of his own.

One com­pany de­clared bank­ruptcy and he lost $29,000 ow­ing to him. Job losses took what sav­ings we had and three times we had to start back out of a deep hole. He is 67 now and still work­ing part time.

I truly feel sorry for the Stelco pen­sion­ers, but Mr. Mont­gomery and the oth­ers should re­al­ize that it just isn’t them that this is hap­pen­ing to. Yes our lives were ir­repara­bly changed (dam­aged) and we had NO ONE to fight for us.

Sixty per cent is better than noth­ing. Just sayin’! Linda C Arnold, Stoney Creek

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