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Good Jobs for All Coalition launch new campaign to fight changes to EI and Temporary Foreign Worker program

| June 27, 2012

Podcast




Artist: John Bonnar
Title: Good Jobs for All Coalition information picket
Year: 2012
Length: 0:21:49
Format: 44.1kHz, 128Kbps

Show Notes:

Click here to see more photos from today's information picket

Listen to interviews with Deena Ladd, Executive Director, Workers Action Centre, Preethy Sivakumar, Coordinator, Good Jobs for All, Justine Lilley, Coordinator, Honeywell/CAW Action Centre and Chris Ramsaroop, Organizer, Justicia for Migrant Workers.

From the press release:

The recently passed Omnibus Bill contained drastic changes to Employment Insurance and the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. In particular, unemployed workers and migrant workers will be forced into lower wages.

These aggressive measures are part of an ongoing "flexible labour" agenda from the Harper government - a race to the bottom where workers continue to be squeezed more and more.

The economic crisis has left working people more vulnerable than ever and these changes will make things worse. We want Parliament to fix EI by improving eligibility and increasing duration of benefits, and stop letting employers get away with taking advantage of migrant workers.

Join us at an information picket Wednesday June 27, 2012, 11:30am

For further information, contact info@goodjobsforall.ca or visit http://goodjobsforall.ca/

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