Pension cuts sought by the provincial government for Alberta public servants would affects professionals such as teachers, paramedics and nurses.

Benefits earned up to 2015 wouldn’t change, but as of 2016 the plans would be “more modest.”

Funding would be split 50-50 between employers and employees; the government currently pays out more than half

There would be no more pension subsidies for those who retire before age 65; those pensions would be reduced to reflect the cost of paying them out over a longer period.

Cost-of-living adjustments are currently paid up to 60 per cent, but after 2016 would be paid up to 50 per cent and could be reduced even lower if economic situations make it necessary.

No changes to benefit improvements would be allowed until 2021 at the earliest.