Supporting Workers in Windsor-Essex | Jun 16, 2020
At UNIFOR Local 195’s press conference last Friday, I made a commitment to do whatever I can as the MP for Essex to support workers in Essex and Windsor. The EI system needs to be fixed on an urgent basis. Workers in our region are facing much uncertainty. Hundreds will be out of a job when Chrysler eliminates the third shift in early July.
Yesterday, while participating in the virtual proceedings of the Special Covid-19 Committee, I lead with a question to the Minister of Employment. I asked him what he was doing to backstop workers, especially those who, due to the shutdown, may not have sufficient hours for EI regular or maternity benefits when their CERB runs out.