Stand together in solidarity
The federal government introduced a budget implementation bill yesterday that makes a problematic change to the funding of Employment Insurance.
Bargaining continued in Winnipeg on October 15 and 16, and, while some progress was made, the employer did indeed table a proposal that fundamentally changes the earned sick leave credit system by replacing it with a short-term disability program.
This PBO analysis confirms what the PSAC has been saying for several months: legislative changes to EI are hurting workers and economies in many communities in Canada.
Over the last several months, the government has misled and misinformed the public about public service sick leave.
Instead of denigrating the hard working people of the public service and cutting services to Canadians, the government should be strengthening public services and celebrating the workers who provide them.