Open to all Unifor members.
The economic fallout resulting from measures addressing the COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge workers in Canada, across every industrial sector. Millions of workers are facing potential financial crisis as the first wave of government sponsored Canada Emergency Response Program (CERB) claims expires in July. Those who remain jobless will fall back on Employment Insurance and may face processing delays and reduced benefits. Those who have exhausted CERB and are ineligible for EI will be in dire circumstances.
Unifor is calling for an urgent comprehensive review of Canada’s Employment Insurance system, guided by the principles of speed, inclusion, and robust support for workers. Our union believes that examining the deep structural failings of EI and exploring alternative solutions will set our government down the path to repairing a vital institution for workers today and for generations to come. The time to address the defects in workers’ "unemployment" safety net is now!
Join us to discuss what can be done to ensure the immediate capacity as well as the long term viability of the EI system - and a prosperous future for all workers. This workshop will include a short presentation and a space for questions and discussion.