From Unifor National.
‘In temporarily replacing regular Employment Insurance benefits, the new Canada Emergency Response Benefit has provided needed support to millions, in a short amount of time.
However, the CERB has a glaring loophole that is short-changing workers from receiving additional income assistance from their employers.
Hundreds of thousands of workers in Canada have access to Supplemental Unemployment Benefit (SUB) payments when they are on layoff. These special, employer-paid benefit “top-ups” can provide hundreds of dollars, per week, to offset a worker’s loss of income.
Unlike regular EI, the CERB rules deny workers these SUB payments that many have won at the bargaining table.
Unifors on-line SUB petition launched earlier today.
The petition letter goes to the Unifor members Member of Parliament (based on postal code).
In addition, the following government officials receive a copy as well.
* Carla Qualtrough
* Bill Morneau
* Louise Chabot
* Daniel Blaikie
* Dan Albas
* Graham Flack
* Irek Kusmierczyk