Gov't backs down re:10 Month VSB Employees and EI

Friday, December 13, 2013

As some of you are aware, CUPE received a leaked government press release outlining its plans to remove 10 month school board employees from being able to claim EI.

We have received direct word from the EI Commissioner for Workers that this plan has been shelved.

While this policy will not be implemented any time soon, it is clear that this and similar policies attacking workers who rely on EI continue to be on the Harper government's agenda. It is almost certain that the government reversed their plan for this regulation change because of the strong opposition from unions (including CUPE) and other social justice organizations to the current changes to EI.