According to the report, only 28% of workers earning $15/hour or less qualify for EI.
"While the funding announcements sound impressive, most of the money isn’t supposed to be spent until well after the next election. It's also very convenient that the first announcements of what projects will get funding will happen right before the next federal election." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
Despite promises that federal public service job cuts wouldn't affect service levels, the Conservative government received 10,000 complaints about problems with service at the Employment Insurance program.
Ottawa (11 Dec. 2014) — The Conservative government is finally hearing the complaints of hundreds of Canadians who have had enough of poor service, unanswered telephone calls and processing delays relating to their unemployment insurance files The Globe and Mail is reporting.