Sunday, October 7, 2012

Harper Government Backtracks On EI Changes

Harper Government Backtracks On EI Changes, Responding to criticism of their EI reforms, the Conservatives alter their policies for part-time workers. The Harper government has quietly relented in the face of bruising criticism that changes it recently made to Employment Insurance were punishing those who could least afford it.

Just before MP's headed off for the Thanksgiving long weekend, Human Resources Minister Diane Finley issued a release detailing adjustments to the Employment Insurance Working While on Claim pilot project.

Finley said the government was acting on concerns that have been raised about the pilot project.

The concern has been that part-time workers at the bottom of the pay scale who also collect E-I make less money under the pilot project because more of their E-I benefits are clawed back.


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