Kendall Worth writes about the challenges for people on income assistance with part time jobs. They were told to get off assistance and on to CERB, and ever since it’s been a rocky road.
Danny Cavanagh looks at the changes announced last week to Employment Insurance. On face value, it looks like these changes may be a relief for some workers in the short term, but there’s lots of room for much needed improvements.
In Nova Scotia people who were on social assistance while working part time were told by Community Services to apply for CERB. Now that CERB is ending they are worried and have many questions. Kendall Worth speaks out.
Ending CERB and replacing it with EI will be a disaster, as we are far from beyond Covid’s economic blow to the economy. Canadians will not be able to pay their rent and feed their families.
The coronavirus crisis is an absolute disaster for women in so many ways—work, income, personal safety, housing, family life. Judy Haiven takes a closer look.
Kendall Worth recently went door to door in Halifax Chebucto with Gary Burrill, MLA and leader of the Nova Scotia NDP. They were looking for support for the petition against the EI clawbacks. “It was a great day out and there was lots of support at the doors,” Kendall writes.
There is something very wrong with the way eligibility for EI is calculated, and people in rural Nova Scotia are paying the price. Brenda Thompson explains.
Some people on social assistance have jobs, and while you work you are entitled to keep a portion of the money you earn. However employment insurance (EI) benefits and self-employed earnings get clawed back at 100%. Kendall has long said that’s not fair, and now there is a petition you can sign and the NDP is supporting it.
Kendall sits down for coffee with Susan Leblanc, MLA for Dartmouth North. They discuss poverty, isolation, the EI clawbacks, and the benefits of a 24/7 drop-in centre.
Kendall Worth writes about questions Dartmouth North MLA Susan Leblanc raised about EI clawbacks for people on Income Assistance. It’s a topic dear to Kendall’s heart as he knows several people who experienced this.