The federal government proposals to change the EI system will impact labour forces based around seasonal industries including everyone from women to older workers, etc. Issues specific to seasonal industries are of special concern, including:
- What challenges do fish plant workers face when they are asked to re-train or work in the service sector?
- How does it impact women, including young mothers, especially in the fishery?
- How are other seasonal industries impacted, for example tourism or construction?
- What are the impacts on labour supply for businesses?