Labour news this week: Backlash on EI changes, Nevsun accused of using forced labour, unions back Idle No MoreLori Theresa Waller | Criticism of the Harper government's restrictive new rules for employment insurance recipients grew this week. Our labour reporter rounds up this and other top labour stories from the week.
|Blog Angella MacEwen | It has been a week and a half since changes to the definition of suitable employment and reasonable job search have come into effect.|
Labour news this week: EI changes kick in, proposed new banking rules endorse status quo, fight continues for Ontario teachersLori Theresa Waller | A recap of this week's top labour stories. EI changes kick in, proposed new global banking rules endorse status quo, labour strife continues in Ontario schools, and more.
|Blog Angella MacEwen | 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.|
|Blog Paul Tulloch | 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.|
|Blog Angella MacEwen | The rate of eligibility for regular benefits from Employment Insurance is the lowest since 2003, the earliest year that there is comparable data.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | How many of Jason Kenney’s legion of supporters are dogs? Or cats. (Mind you, you'd expect that sort of thing from a cat!)|
Good Jobs for All Coalition launch new campaign to fight changes to EI and Temporary Foreign Worker programJohn Bonnar | On Wednesday, members of the Good Jobs for All Coalition held an information picket outside of the Service Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada offices.
|Blog Andrew Jackson | The significant changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) program which are to be quickly implemented through Budget 2012 with very little consultation have not received enough critical attention.|
|Blog Andrew Jackson | Amidst the plethora of media reports on "payroll tax" increases for 2012, there was little mention of increases in benefits.|
|Blog Andrew Jackson | Further to my post on the Mowat report on Employment Insurance, I looked up the most recent rates of unemployment for the 58 EI regions.|
|Blog Andrew Jackson | The Mowat Centre report on Employment Insurance (EI) released today will serve to deepen the national debate over Canada's most important income security program for working-age adults and families.|