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Demand 10 Paid Sick Days

Ford’s Conservatives have once again extended the Worker Income Protection Benefit (WIPB) instead of providing permanent, adequate, employer-paid sick days. The extension of this program means that workers have been offered a measly 3 paid sick days to stretch over 700+ days.

As Ontario faces the 7th wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, workers are still being forced to choose between staying home when they’re sick, and making ends meet. A lack of permanent, adequate paid sick leave increases community transmission and strain on our health care systems.

The best way to ensure safe and healthy workplaces is to provide universal, adequate, and permanent paid sick days. That means 10 permanent, employer-paid sick days.

Working when sick isn’t “working for workers.” It’s time for Ford’s Conservative government to finally heed the longstanding advice of health experts and workers’ advocates. It’s time to implement 10 permanent, employer-paid sick days NOW!

Tell Monte McNaughton and Doug Ford we need 10 paid sick days.

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