Members of AEA/GSU Local 8 working for Advance Tank Production Ltd. in Regina began participating in a work sharing program on May 11. The program affects 58 members and was precipitated by the turmoil in the energy industry as well as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Work sharing programs operate in conjunction with EI and must be approved by a majority vote of the workers affected. Under the particular program affecting the 58 AEA/GSU Local 8 members, employees will work rotating shifts of two days per week and collect EI benefits for three days per week.
A big thank you goes to Mark Crawford of the Unemployed Workers Help Centre in Regina who was especially helpful in providing sound advice and answers to questions about navigating the EI system in this difficult situation.