May 25, 2012 - Working People Decry Mean-Spirited Changes to Employment Insurance
Working people across Saskatchewan are voicing their concern about the Harper Government’s recently-announced changes to Employment Insurance (EI). Not only have Government Members failed to provide evidence that their changes to the program are necessary, but they’ve made changes that are mean-spirited and unfair to unemployed working people.
In response to the City of Saskatoon’s refusal to bargain in good faith, members of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 615 have been forced to file an unfair labour practice application with the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board (LRB).
Today’s Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) report, which found that Saskatchewan is the fastest growing jurisdiction for temporary foreign workers in Canada, is the latest in a series of indicators showing that the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) has become a first resort of employers looking to drive down wages.