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Starbucks Canada to offer all employees 3 paid sick days amid COVID-19

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

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 10, 2021 3:57 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Starbucks is offering all its Canadian retail employees three temporary paid sick days from April 19 …

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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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Front-line workers say 3 paid sick days not enough

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

A day after the Ford government announced its new paid sick leave program, front-line workers say it’s not what they expected to be offered. Premier Doug Ford called the plan “one of the best” paid sick leave programs in North America, but that’s not how Barb DeRoche, the president …

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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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Ontario is launching paid sick leave. Should other provinces follow suit?

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

Following months of public pressure prompted by a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Ontario government has finally announced its paid sick leave program. The Ontario COVID-19 Worker Income Protection Program is retroactive, beginning April 19 and ending on Sept. 25. It includes access to three paid sick days, and …

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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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Sask. government marks National Day of Mourning amid pandemic, calls for paid sick leave

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

Saskatchewan is marking the National Day of Mourning amid a grim year with the COVID-19 pandemic, which has claimed the lives of 486 Saskatchewan residents. The National Day of Mourning is observed to pay to tribute to people killed, injured or stricken with illness at the workplace. According to …

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Pregnant women not a COVID-19 vaccine priority while variants make them more sick

Pregnant women not a COVID-19 vaccine priority while variants make them more sick

Taylor Toni is pregnant with her first child, due in a matter of weeks. It’s a timeline she says she can rely on, unlike Manitoba’s vaccine rollout. “I would get it as soon as I could,” Toni said of the COVID-19 vaccine. Although pregnant women originally qualified on the province’s vaccine …

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COVID-19: In the absence of an Ontario paid sick day program, some companies are stepping up

COVID-19: In the absence of an Ontario paid sick day program, some companies are stepping up

As it becomes increasingly clear that workplaces are a key transmission location in the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, some Canadian employers are offering paid sick leave to their employees in the absence of government action. Paid sick leave benefits, which allow workers to call in sick without …

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