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.
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.
Late last week, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 529, which represents working people in the Saskatoon area and further north, filed an unfair labour practice application against employer Alliance Energy Industrial.