Will a strike or lockout affect my early retirement dates?

Answer

The earliest retirement date of the end of the month you reach age 55 would not change (for members who would be eligible to retire as a result of being age 50 with at least 20 years of pensionable service, this date would be later as a result of the break in service from the strike if the member has not reached that 50/20 status by the time the strike starts. However should a member purchase the service missed as a result of the strike, this would put them back on track). Eligibility for an early unreduced pension will also change with less service (and any reduction for an early start would be higher than with the service purchase).