In February, Canada’s unions called on the federal government to extend income support for unemployed workers until at least the end of 2021.
Last week, we got a 12-week extension for both the Canada Recovery Benefit and the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit. The government also announced an additional 24 weeks of eligibility for Employment Insurance.
This extension is important. Millions of Canadians still don’t have a job they can go back to and were worried how to pay their bills once their benefits ended in March.
Sending your MP a message is one of the most impactful actions you can take. As letters start to fill up their inboxes, elected officials will notice. This is your opportunity to put your support for EI reform on the record — so act now.
Thanks for taking this important step,
Hassan Yussuff President Canadian Labour Congress Standing up for workers and their families