Join the Fight for 10 Permanent Paid Sick Days

There is overwhelming evidence to show that paid sick days significantly reduce the spread of infectious disease, promote preventative health care, and reduce health care system costs.

60% of Ontario workers do not have access to paid sick days, and cannot afford to lose their pay if they are sick. Low-wage and precarious workers are the most likely to be denied paid sick days.

The Ford government must immediately pass Bill 4, the Stay Home If You Are Sick Act, to provide Ontario workers with 10 annual employer-paid days of personal emergency leave and 14 days of paid leave in the case of an infectious disease emergency.

Sign to support 10 permanent paid sick days for all working people:

    Enabling workers to stay home when they are sick without losing pay helps limit the spread of illness in the workplace and allows workers to recover faster.

    During an infectious disease emergency, it is unreasonable and dangerous to public health to make workers choose between protecting their communities and providing for their families.

    Legislating paid sick days through the Employment Standard Act, with transitional financial support for struggling small businesses, will ensure that workers have seamless, uninterrupted access to their pay.

    Join the fight for 10 permanent paid sick days. Add your name and take action now.

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