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firearms; iron founding; the construction of vehicles; and sawmill-
ing, including machine woodwork. The contributions for this form of
insurance are made partly by the workmen, partly by employers, and
partly drawn from the public funds. Workmen and employers pay equal
shares of a weekly contribution of 5d. (10 cents), while Parliament
contributes annually a sum equal to one-third of the total
contributions received from employers and workmen during that year.
In general the employer is expected to pay the contributions of
both himself and his workman, deducting the workman's portion of
the contribution from wages payable to the latter. Applicants for
benefits under this branch of the act mast show that they have been
employed in an insured trade in each of not less than 26 separate
calendar weeks in the preceding five years, that they are capable
of working but unable to obtain suitable employment, and have not
exhausted their right to benefits under this part of the act.
Workmen are not required to accept employment in place of striking
workmen, or at a lower rate of pay than is customary in their line
of employment in their district. Where, however, the employment is
lost by reason of a stoppage of work due to a trade dispute in the
establishment in which the workman was employed he can receive no
benefits so long as such stoppage of work continues unless he has
during such stoppage become actively employed elsewhere in an
insured trade. Workmen losing employment through misconduct or
voluntarily leaving employment without just cause may receive no
benefits for a period of six weeks from the date of such loss of
employment. The benefits payable in cases of unemployment begin
after the first week of the period of unemployment and are fixed at
7s. ($1.70) per week unless some...
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