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Erin Weir | 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.
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Ralph Surette | For the first time in more than a generation, someone from Atlantic Canada has said "boo" to the federal government. With luck, this will be a much-needed spark for these provinces.
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Brent Patterson | The Council of Canadians is working with the Canadian Labour Congress and Common Causes to support lobby days and demonstrations against the Harper government's cutbacks to Employment Insurance.
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Lori Theresa Waller | A recap of the week's top labour stories. Bangladesh factory collapse kills hundreds; EI protests to kick off week of action for workers' rights; SK court ruling on Charter right to strike overturned.
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Angella MacEwen | 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.
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Lori Theresa Waller | A recap of the week's top labour stories. RBC temp foreign worker backlash forces promise of reform; second major blow to EI recipients kicks in; teachers' extracurricular boycott ruled unlawful.
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Lori Theresa Waller | A recap of the week's top labour stories. Women workers rally; foreign worker permits to get judicial review; Quebec coalition against EI reform; AB's austerity budget and teacher contract dispute
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Lori Theresa Waller | A recap of the week's top labour stories. EI recipients subject to house calls as protests planned for Saturday; general strikes rock Greece, Bulgaria, India; pension reform debated; and more.
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Angella MacEwen | 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.
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Jim Stanford | The glaring contrast between employment numbers, and the unemployment rate, was highlighted by last week's labour force numbers from Statistics Canada.
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Seth Klein, Adrienne Montani | With the inaugural Family Day, Premier Christy Clark has made good on a promise made during her bid for the B.C. Liberal leadership. But what of other promises made by the premier?
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Angella MacEwen | The Bank of Canada released their January 2013 Monetary Policy Report. Several key points in the January MPR reinforce what progressive economists have been saying about the Canadian labour market.