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OTTAWA – Unifor is kicking off a weeklong federal lobby to communicate urgent repairs needed to fix Canada’s broken Employment Insurance (EI) system.

“There is no time to waste when it comes to fixing EI. Workers across the country are running out of benefits and running into barriers with a program that seems more determined to punish them instead of help them,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President.

“The incredible response we have seen from MPs of all parties in organizing this lobby week proves that this message is already being heard,” said Lana Payne, Unifor National Secretary-Treasurer. “We all know it’s time to fix EI, and Unifor members are ready to show Canada how that should be done.”

Members of the union will meet with more than 100 Members of Parliament and ministerial staff in this effort, with most meetings occurring between Monday, December 13 and Friday, December 17, 2021.

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