It takes time for infrastructure spending to kick in and create jobs, so let's act now to stop penalizing unemployed workers, get them the benefits they paid into and so urgently need.
2015 was a rocky year for jobs, and trends show 2016 could be even worse without government action. The Canadian Labour Congress cautions that our medium-term economic situation is still precarious.
The NDP and Liberals have both promised to repeal the Conservatives' 2012 EI changes. Can they actually do it? And where do the other parties stand?
The Public Service Alliance of Canada had created an information series on the the Conservative governments cuts to public services.
The backlog of Employment Insurance claims at Service Canada has risen to more than 253,700 by the end of March.
Joe Oliver's 2015 federal budget was superficially balanced, but under the surface are very real imbalances -- a generational imbalance, and environmental imbalance, and an infrastructure imbalance.
Jim Stanford explains why oil prices have fallen so dramatically, what it will mean -- and how Canada can learn from this latest downturn to build a more stable and diversified economy.
A recent survey of Service Canada's front line workers in Quebec paints a troubling picture of frustrated clients and poor morale for workers due to drastic changes to the EI program.
Unifor is urging federal Minister of Employment Jason Kenney to provide emergency access to employment insurance benefits for Target workers who won't otherwise qualify.
Federal governments have recited the tired story of unemployed people and seasonal workers as lazy. But isn't reducing access to EI and creating a disposable workforce actually lazy governance?