Quebec labour unions launch court challenge

Unions take fight to Quebec Superior Court in effort to force federal government to repay EI overpayments
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 01/13/2004

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abour unions in Quebec are taking the fight over what to do with the Employment Insurance surplus to court.

Provincial labour unions are challenging the federal government’s use of EI funds for purposes other than paying benefits to workers in a Quebec Superior Court. The unions want the practice stopped and also wants the government to repay the $45 billion it has spent out of the EI surplus for purposes not related to paying benefits for workers.