CUPE Local 1356 Blog

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1356. We have three Collective Agreements as Local 1356, 1356-01, and 1356-02. The membership is comprised of the full-time and part-time workers of York University the Local website is at 1356.cupe.ca This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Stop the Clawback of the National Child Benefit Supplement for those living on Social Assistance

The Income Security Advocacy Centre has launched a campaign demanding the Provincial and Federal Government stop the clawback of the National Child Benefit Supplement for those living on social assistance (this was a practice begun during the Harris years). On the campaign trail McGuinty pledged to allow families living on social assistance to keep their National Child Benefit Supplement without losing their welfare entitlement. Thus far he has refused to act on his promise.

CUPE Ontario has signed on to this campaign and has also forwarded a donation to the Advocacy Centre. We encourage you to visit their website www.handsoffnow.ca and send an e-card to Premier McGuinty and Prime Minister Martin. An end to the clawback will make a significant difference to the lives of the 90,000 families on social assistance and their children.

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