All workers need seamless access to paid sick days, now and always. Join us in calling for at least 7 days of paid sick leave for all workers now and permanently. Plus an additional 14 days of paid sick leave during public health outbreaks.
☎️Take a moment to call your elected provincial representative! ☎️
Every province must act now. We cannot re-open the economy unless all workers are protected.
WHAT TO SAY:
Tell your elected provincial representative you support 7 paid sick days permanently and additional 14 days during public health outbreaks. We need life-saving paid sick days to be brought in immediately, and to make sure they are employer paid so profitable corporations like Loblaws are not given public subsidies.
WHO TO CALL:
Type your postal code here to find the number of your provincial representative (MLA/MPP/etc).
HOW TO MAKE EVEN MORE NOISE:
Snap a selfie or film yourself in action to post with the hashtag #PaidSickLeaveSavesLives to challenge others to do same! If you can, tag your provincial elected official in your post to make sure they see it (and tag us so we can share it)!
As community members, we need to speak out to have elected officials hear our voices! As it stands, very few workers in Canada* have a government-guaranteed right to paid sick days. But together, we can change that!
* Workers in Ontario have 0 legislated paid sick days, while workers in PEI are entitled to 1 paid sick day a year after working for the same employer for 5 years. Workers in Quebec get access to 2 paid sick days after working for the same employer for 3 months.