Seasonal workers from Acadian Peninsula and Gaspe-area unite calling for changes to E.I.

They do say "there's strength in numbers."

Nearly 400 seasonal workers from the Acadian Peninsula and Gaspe area packed a community hall in Inkerman over the weekend to call for a permanent fix for the so called 'black hole of employment insurance'.

Employment Action Committee for the Acadian Peninsula's Fernand Thibodeau says measures announced by Ottawa in August to fix the problem don't go far enough.

Thibodeau says the federal government appears insensitive to the demands of seasonal workers and that by joining forces, with their Quebec counterparts, politicians in Ottawa will listen.

The group is calling for a meeting with Jean-Yves Duclos, the minister responsible for employment insurance.

(with files from ICI Radio-Canada)