Ten years after Pierre Trudeau's death, no issue demonstrates more clearly the moral bankruptcy of the Ignatieff-led Liberal Party than the treatment it just handed out to the Canadian unemployed.
A pilot program launched in 2004 targeting specific seasonal workers in Eastern Canada and Quebec expired in 2017. Thanks to pressure from unions and allies, some funding has been reinstated.
Andrew Cash, musician and co-founder of the Urban Worker Project takes a break between soundchecks to share thoughts about what's needed to make precarious work less precarious.
Last weekend, Quebec unions and activists issued a joint statement on the appeals process in employment insurance, calling on Trudeau to review the process.
EI's maternity benefits system favours mothers from higher-earning families. Teuila Fuatai speaks to Brock University researcher Lindsey McKay about why.
Too many jobless workers are not getting the help they need through EI. Labour reporter Teuila Fuatai discusses why with Canadian Labour Congress senior economist Angella MacEwen.
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Some may not qualify for EI, others are on closed work permits. Ask the government to make sure they are supported.
Qualifying for employment insurance based on your postal code is not working. Carleton University economist Frances Woolley discusses why with rabble labour reporter Teuila Fuatai.
The Liberals' extended employment insurance benefits to regions suffering higher-than-normal jobless rates have reignited a debate around the entire program. rabble's labour reporter investigates.
The EI changes announced in the budget are largely positive, but many details are still missing, and some stinkers from Harper are left unchanged.