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NEB reolution: EI changes hurt communities, threaten public services

Jun 20, 2012 09:39 AM Canada’s largest union is pledging to fight the abrupt and unilateral changes to Canada’s Employment Insurance program being pushed by the Harper Conservative government. Read the resolution of CUPE’s National Executive Board. more »

Thousands of people protest against changes to Employment Insurance

Oct 29, 2012 03:19 PM On Saturday, October 27, thousands of people in Campbellton, NB; Summerside, PEI; Thetford Mines, QC; and Truro, NS protested against the negative impact of the Harper government’s changes to the employment insurance program on workers. Workers, representatives from groups supporting unemployed workers, union organizations, community groups, as well as NDP, Liberal and Bloc Québécois MPs assembled in the four provinces to demand an end to the Conservative attacks. CUPE members were out in full force at each of the protests. See photo albums. more »

CUPE Research Advisory - Changes to Employment Insurance

Oct 25, 2012 01:50 PM Today, fewer than 40 per cent of unemployed workers qualify for EI even though they are unemployed through no fault of their own. As a result of the Conservative government’s 2012 omnibus budget (Bill C-38), it has become even harder to qualify for Employment Insurance. Further, the process of appealing the decision has been changed to eliminate worker and employer seats on the appeals panels. more »

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