Paid Sick Leave

Premier announces doubling of enforcement fines, sick leave benefit for Manitoba

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Premier Brian Pallister says the province will implement a paid sick leave program in Manitoba. “The new Manitoba Pandemic Sick Leave program will provide employers with up to $600 per employee for up to five full days of COVID-19 related sick leave, which do not have to be taken …

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Freelance and gig workers left out of Ontario COVID-19 sick day program

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Ontario politicians passed a bill Thursday afternoon that will provide employees three paid sick days in the event of illness, isolation, or any other work absence related to COVID-19. The measure, which was announced a day earlier, will be in place until Sept. 25 and will be administered through …

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Small business group says Ontario paid sick leave program is ‘inadequate, unfair’

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

TORONTO — A group of small business owners and advocates says Ontario’s recently announced paid sick leave plan is “inadequate and unfair” for small businesses. The Better Way Alliance, a group of businesses that advocates for higher wages and other labour rights, said the province’s Worker Income Protection Benefit …

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Labour leaders, NDP call for paid sick and vaccine leave in Manitoba

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The Manitoba NDP and labour leaders are calling on the provincial government to step up when it comes to providing paid sick leave. Kevin Rebeck, president of the Manitoba Labour Federation, said less than 50 per cent of Manitoba workers have paid sick leave at their jobs. “With new …

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Manitoba still looking to feds to offer paid sick leave program: Pallister

Manitoba still looking to feds to offer paid sick leave program: Pallister

Manitoba’s premier says he still believes the federal government should be providing a paid sick leave program after Ontario announced Thursday that it would do so for its workers. Premier Brian Pallister says he was hoping to see a paid sick leave program in the recent federal budget but …

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Paid sick leave key to reducing COVID-19 spread: Ottawa Public Health – Ottawa

Paid sick leave key to reducing COVID-19 spread: Ottawa Public Health - Ottawa

Ottawa Public Health’s lessons learned after nearly a full year of managing the spread of the novel coronavirus locally highlight the importance of paid sick leave in mitigating COVID-19 impacts in workplaces and long-term care homes. The local public health unit released two reports on lessons learned in the …

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COMMENTARY: COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care reveal the need for paid sick leave – National

It was welcome news to see vaccination efforts against the COVID-19 virus begin in Ontario in December, and that the first recipient was a personal support worker from a long-term care home, Anita Quidangen. However, a successful vaccination campaign will not end the crisis in long-term care. The COVID-19 …

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‘We are not superhuman’: Health-care workers plead for more mental health support – National

Dr. Karine Dion and her family. Photo provided by David Daigle

Warning: This article may be triggering for some readers. Please read at your own discretion. The death of Dr. Karine Dion, an emergency physician from Granby, Que., devastated Canadians across the country. Dion died by suicide earlier this month and according to her family, it was the stress of …

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Additional paid sick leave, eviction ban left out of Ontario’s latest coronavirus restrictions

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As the Ontario government announced a state of emergency and other measures aimed at slowing the increase in coronavirus cases, additional paid sick leave supports and a ban on residential evictions were noticeably excluded. “We have a stay-at-home order and a go-to-work order, which is going to be a …

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London NDP MPP proposes bill to guarantee paid sick leave for Ontario workers

London NDP MPP proposes bill to guarantee paid sick leave for Ontario workers

NPD MPP for London West Peggy Sattler is tabling legislation that would see Ontario workers get seven guaranteed paid sick days and an additional 14 paid sick days during an infectious disease emergency. The “Stay Home if you are Sick Act” provides a framework for paid sick leave during …

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