With the start of flu season, health care providers and allies have made it clear that paid sick days are a matter of public health and equity.
On Thursday, November 5th, Health Providers Against Poverty joined the Association of Ontario Health Centres and the Fight for 15 & Fairness for a press conference at Queen’s Park. A public statement with over 700 signatures calling for paid sick days was released.
This event drew significant media interest:
CBC As It Happens
CBC Ontario Morning Podcast
The Toronto Star
Under current Ontario law, no worker has the legal right to paid sick days. In fact, 1.6 million people in Ontario risk losing their jobs altogether when they take a sick day without pay. As the Ministry of Labour continues its review of employment laws, we have a unique opportunity to demand legislated paid sick days for all workers.
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