Because people like you have been mobilizing and organizing across the country, changes to Employment Insurance (EI) are firmly on the political agenda.
But corporate lobby groups are already pushing back — and there’s no guarantee the government will implement all the changes that workers know are needed.
We’re counting on you to help make sure workers’ voices can’t be ignored. Unifor members are joining in a cross-country day of action on Monday, December 19 to make EI work for workers.
Here’s how you can participate, and spread the word with members of your local union.
1. Use this email tool to send a message.
2. Take action online:
- Using Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter: post a solidarity selfie (you can make your own sign, or print one here) or share the EI Holiday Wish List.
- Tag @JustinTrudeau @CQualtro and @cafreeland and use the hashtags: #FixEI #Justice4Workers #CdnPoli so we can find your posts and amplify them!
When: Monday, December 19 at 12:15 pm
Where: MP Chrystia Freeland’s (Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Finance) Constituency Office
Matt Cohen Park, 725 Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2J4
We’re calling on Prime Minister Trudeau; Employment, Workforce Development, and Disability Inclusion Minister Carla Qualtrough; Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland to extend the temporary EI measures as a bridge to permanent improvements.
With a recession looming, an inaccessible and inadequate EI program will be another disaster for workers who need access to EI now and when the next crisis hits.