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Unemployment Insurance Inequities – 2004

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Category:

LEGISLATION

Sub-Category:

Sub-Category: UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

Resolution Number:

600.80.10

Club:

Montreal

Province:

Quebec

Year:

2004

Status:

Open

Background:

Comments:

THEREFORE BE it resolved that BPW Canada urges the Government of Canada to amend the Employment Insurance Act to correct the inequities with respect to women, using gender based analysis to incorporate the following: 360 hours to qualify, longer benefit period, benefits up to 18 months for individuals over 35 years of age, a weekly benefit based on, no longer than 2/3 of the best twelve weeks of earnings, and regular EI benefits for all hours of work lost while in training”.FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that BPW Canada urges the Government of Canada to utilize the surplus in the Employment Insurance Fund by reinvesting in training, non-financial support and other services for the unemployed. “

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Article ID: 13191