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Updates from Atkinson’s community of partners, collaborators and allies.


3 May 22
In a new report from the Workers' Action Centre, frontline workers are presenting a plan for action to learn the lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure decent work for all. Read more >
12 Nov 21
58 organizations across Canada joined in an open letter to call for the federal government to extend Canada Recovery Benefits and implement immediate, permanent reforms to EI. Read more >
18 Feb 21
Hundreds of thousands of workers are facing losing their income with the Canada Recovery Benefits and EI running out soon. Community and labour organizations are coming together to call for an extension, and get started on permanent reforms. Read more >
28 Sep 20
The Ontario Nonprofit Network, Canadian Women's Foundation, and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released a policy brief on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on women workers why the federal government should invest in universal child care and modernize employment insurance. Read more >
14 Aug 20
The Workers' Action Centre has released the results of a survey of 1,437 workers about their experiences with the Canada Emergency Response Benefit and their concerns about what comes next. Read more >
14 Jul 20
The federal government extended CERB for 8 weeks. On July 20, the Workers' Action Centre the Fight for $15 and Fairness are holding an online meeting to strategize next actions on income supports for workers. Read more >
3 Jun 20
In the first paper of the PowerShare program, economist Jim Stanford describes 10 ways that work must change “for the good” as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Read more >
31 Mar 20
Hundreds of workers joined the Workers' Action Centre (WAC) and $15 and Fairness' first webinar on workers' rights during COVID-19. They are hosting another webinar on Thursday April 2 at 7:00 PM. Read more >
27 Mar 20
The Migrant Rights Network and Migrant Workers Alliance for Change is calling on us today to act to ensure income support for all. Read more >
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