Laid-off B.C. hospital workers losing up to half of settlement money
- April 27, 2009 6:34 PM
- By Enza Uda
Told to pay back millions received from EI after job losses
As many as 8,000 former B.C. hospital workers who lost their jobs to privatization are losing a big chunk of the $85-million settlement they won in court.
The workers have just been told to pay the federal government back for employment insurance they collected when they were laid off.
"I owe $5,730," former hospital cleaner Lisa Langfield said. "I don't have a full-time job. What am I supposed to do?"