EI Fairness for New Mothers

On Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 in Get Involved

EI Fairness for New MothersOne of the barriers that prevent working families from accessing EI are the anti-stacking provisions found within the Employment Insurance Act. These discriminatory provisions prevent new mothers who have secured the full amount of “special” benefit entitlements from accessing “regular” benefits in the event that they lose their jobs during these officially-sanctioned leaves.

Reforms to the Employment Insurance Act and will bring fairness to working mothers and others accessing “special benefits” by increasing the maximum number of weeks in a benefit period when benefits and special benefits are combined.

Help Elizabeth secure EI fairness for new mothers! Sign below or download this petition, have as many people as possible to sign it, and mail it – postage free – to either her Ottawa or Sidney offices. With as few as 25 signatures, Elizabeth can present your petition to the government in the House of Commons.

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100 people have signed this petition. Add your voice to the growing number of Canadians speaking out about this issue.

Your petitioners call upon the House of Commons to pass the Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (increase of maximum number of weeks: combined weeks of benefits) immediately to allow hard-working families to access their maternity, parental, sickness and compassionate care benefits without worrying that, if they lose their jobs in the interim, they will also lose their Employment Insurance.

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