Ottawa Coalition for Full Employment
Organization profile published 1980
Year Published: 1980
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX1068
Abstract: The Ottawa Coalition for Full Employment (OCFFE), now two years old, believes that all Canadians who desire a job should have one: a full time job at a decent rate of pay. Every Canadian who wants to work is not working. The OCFFE, a coaliton of volunteers from local trade unions, community groups, student organizations and other backgrounds, is engaged in various activities aimed to make full employment possible.
The Coalition publishes a newsletter, sponsors seminars and forums, and submits briefs to the federal government; it has produced a cable television programme and has held benefits to raise funds.
Working for full employment means dealing with unemployment insurance (UI) and the UI Commission (UIC).
The September newsletter centres primarily on this aspect of unemployment. Two articles discuss the UIC and how an individal or group may deal with it. What should you do if the Commission terminates your benefits? This question arises from a "former UI Claimant." The appeal procedure is outlined in some detail. The appeal must be made "according to Hoyle", and suggestions are offered for preparing the appeal. The second issue arises out of some 5000 people in Halifax being informed by UIC that they have been overpayed and that now they must make repayment. The actions of the Halifax Coalition for Full Employment in appealing the repayment is determined to continue the appeal.
This organization no longer exists.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1980.