More than 100 migrant agriculture workers will now receive the EI Parental Benefits they were wrongfully denied by an Employment Insurance tribunal.
The crisis in EI is forever falling on deaf ears. Even though only 37.5 per cent of unemployed workers are receiving EI, politicians feel that the problem with EI is not access, but high premiums.
While we may consider EI a strong social support system, its current construction makes it particularly regressive for Canada's lowest-income families.
There were two announcements this week around employment insurance -- both framed as "being more responsive to local labour market conditions."
A recent Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives report found that Ontario's unemployment levels are twice as high as the overall provincial youth unemployment rate.
Monte Solberg, the former Conservative cabinet minister responsible for Employment Insurance, proposed to eliminate the program in a recent Sun Media column.
Statistics Canada reported this week that 12,290 fewer Canadians received Employment Insurance (EI) benefits in May compared to April. EI benefits are shrinking far faster than unemployment.
The economic system imposed on us has brought with it a reduction in secure employment and a massive increase in precarious work.
Apr 27, 2013
Edmundston , NB
Canada47° 22' 8.4468" N, 68° 19' 36.0264" W
New Brunswick CA
The EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACTION COMMITTEE defending workers invites everyone to attend!
Attempts by the Harper government to set the record straight over changes to EI simply gloss over many valid concerns that have been expressed by critics. I share a couple of EI Change Fact-Busters.