Almost 40,000 Canadian veterans waiting to receive disability benefits as of November – National

Almost 40,000 Canadian veterans waiting to receive disability benefits as of November - National

OTTAWA — Despite repeated promises to fix the mess, the number of veterans waiting to find out whether they qualify for disability benefits has continued to grow, and there are fears the turmoil will only worsen in the coming weeks. New figures from Veterans Affairs Canada show nearly 40,000 veterans were waiting at the end […]

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Canada Post cuts workers’ disability benefits after strike action

Canada Post cuts workers’ disability benefits after strike action

Canada Post has discontinued sick leave provisions, including short-term and long-term disability – even for workers with claims predating the strike action Source link

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Canada Post cuts workers’ disability benefits

A scathing email sent from the National President of the Union of Postal Communications Employees to Jessica McDonald, interim president and CEO of Canada.

On Monday, October 22 the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) announced rotating strikes around the country; the climax of a labour dispute that lasted nearly a year after negotiations. After the expiry of the CUPW contract, Canada Post decided to discontinue sick leave provisions, including short-term and long-term disability – even for workers with […]

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Injured veterans forced to wait months for support, disability benefits, government watchdog finds – National

Injured veterans forced to wait months for support, disability benefits, government watchdog finds - National

OTTAWA – The federal government has been slammed in a watchdog’s new report for causing added frustration and stress to many injured veterans as they are forced to wait months longer than promised to find out if they qualify for disability benefits and other supports. Veterans ombudsman Guy Parent’s scathing report follows a review of […]

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