Thousands of us across Canada have lost our jobs. Many of us rely on the Employment Insurance program (EI) to survive during these hard economic times. But over the years the Federal government has weakened the EI program and made it harder for us to access. And when we do receive EI we struggle to survive on low benefit rates.
The EI program is failing us and our families. We need to urge our government to fix the EI program now:
- Workers should need only 360 hours to qualify for EI benefits in all regions of Canada.
- The number of weeks we can receive EI should be increased. All workers should receive at least 50 weeks of EI across Canada.
- Increase benefits! We need benefits we can survive on.