Doug Ford’s Conservative Government refused to pass Bill 239, Peggy Sattler’s Stay Home If You Are Sick Act, which would have provided for a number of permanent paid sick days, plus 14 additional days during a public health crisis. Instead, Ford's government provided for three temporary paid sick days. We continue to call on the provincial government to pass legislation and initiate other key initiatives to address the pandemic. We will continue to support the paid sick leave campaigns of $15 and Fairness, Decent Work and Health Network, and the Ontario Federation of Labour, which call for 10 permanent sick days and 14 more during crises.
Read our statement: Legislate Paid Sick Days!