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To Unifor Local Unions, National Executive Board and All Staff

Join the Dec 19 Day of Action to Fix EI

Because people like you have been mobilizing and organizing across the country, changes to Employment Insurance (EI) are firmly on the political agenda.

But corporate lobby groups are already pushing back — and there’s no guarantee the government will implement all the changes that workers know are needed.

We’re counting on you to help make sure workers’ voices can’t be ignored. Unifor members are joining in a cross-country day of action on Monday, December 19 to make EI work for workers.

Here’s how you can participate, and spread the word with members of your local union.

1. Use this email tool to send a message.
2. Take action online:

  • Using Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter: post a solidarity selfie (you can make your own sign, or print one here) or share the EI Holiday Wish List.
  • Tag @JustinTrudeau @CQualtro and @cafreeland and use the hashtags: #FixEI #Justice4Workers #CdnPoli so we can find your posts and amplify them!

3.  Attend one of the events below, and send your photos to communications@unifor.org. If you don’t see an action in your neighborhood, email info@justice4workers.org for support to host your own.

Events for December 19

Brampton

When: Monday, December 19 at 11:00 am

Where: MP Kamal Khera’s (Minister of Seniors) Constituency Office

35 Van Kirk Drive, Brampton, Ontario L7A 1A5

St. John’s

When: Monday, December 19 at 11:00 am

Where: MP Seamus O’Regan’s (Minister of Labour) Constituency Office

689 Topsail Road, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador A1E 2E3

Toronto

When: Monday, December 19 at 12:15 pm

Where: MP Chrystia Freeland’s (Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Finance) Constituency Office

Matt Cohen Park, 725 Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2J4

Windsor

When: Monday, December 19 at 11:00 AM

Where: MP Irek Kusmierczyk’s (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion) Constituency Office

9733 Tecumseh Road East, Windsor, Ontario N8R 1A5

We’re calling on Prime Minister Trudeau; Employment, Workforce Development, and Disability Inclusion Minister Carla Qualtrough; Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland to extend the temporary EI measures as a bridge to permanent improvements.

With a recession looming, an inaccessible and inadequate EI program will be another disaster for workers who need access to EI now and when the next crisis hits.

Join us at the December 19 Day of Action to Fix EI.

In solidarity,

Lana Payne,
National President