Hi, I would like to know , is provident funds called as the workers funds or umbrella funds
Sharon, A provident fund is a type of retirement fund - offered by an employer - that is governed by the Pension Funds Act. An umbrella fund is a structure that holds the retirement funds (pension or provident funds) of many different employers, to create economies of scale for all fund members. "Worker's fund" has no specific meaning in our law, it simply a reference to the employee's retirement fund, although it typically implies an industry (bargaining council) fund. Such a fund may be either a pension or a provident fund.