CUPE is standing shoulder to shoulder with the workers across Canada impacted by the catastrophic changes made to the employment insurance system by Stephen Harper's Conservative government.
Lori Theresa Waller
A recap of the week's top labour stories. Thousands protest EI reforms, WorkSafeNB under fire, Ontario teachers divided on resuming extra-curriculars, and more.
If you pay into an insurance policy but are denied the coverage you've paid for when you need to make a claim, that's called a scam.
The Opposition contrasted the mean-spiritedness toward EI recipients with the government's rather more generous attitude toward Senators and their travel expenses.
The latest detail to emerge about the recent changes to EI is from the Digest of Benefit Entitlement Principles, a guide to enforcing Employment Insurance.
It has been a week and a half since changes to the definition of suitable employment and reasonable job search have come into effect.
Several key changes to Employment Insurance came into effect on Sunday. The EI program is about to get grinch-ier, especially for those who happen to have needed it more than once.
As we pass into the holiday season, Harper's cuts to EI will continue to heap more pain on Canadian workers as what was once a quite useful and efficient program becomes a shell of itself.
It is the Great Tory Ripoff of Migrant Workers. It is like being forced to buy mandatory auto insurance but you are excluded from coverage.
The rate of eligibility for regular benefits from Employment Insurance is the lowest since 2003, the earliest year that there is comparable data.