Workers Protest Against Regressive Changes to Employment Insurance

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Thousands of members of theCanadian Union of Public Employees and members of the communities in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec and PEI rallied against the proposed changes to the Employment Insurance system. The changes announced in the Conservative’s Omni-Budget Bill (Bill C-38) will undermine the EI system for all workers, but targets seasonal workers and frequent EI claimants especially.

CUPE Research has released an advisory outlining some of the history of EI and the changes that the Conservative government have brought in which undermine benefits, make it harder for people to claim EI, and have restructured the system to drive-down wages.