May 21, 2020

Speak out for Paid Sick Days

Ontario workers do not have the legislated right to paid sick days since the Ford government scrapped this basic protection. Nurses, cleaners, paramedics, garbage workers, grocery store workers, and so many more CANNOT AFFORD TO STAY HOME without pay, even when they have symptoms. 

On May 21, demand 21 paid sick days with us: 7 paid sick days on a permanent basis and additional 14 days during public health outbreaks.


  • Share your paid sick day story.
    Use the hashtag #PaidSickLeaveSavesLives to post on social media why you support this crucial right for all. We'll be following the conversation on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram throughout the day to amplify your voice.
    Share your story, speak out

Click to share on Facebook - on Twitter 

  • Sidewalk chalk your support.
    Outside your house, local grocery store, or the office of your Member of Provincial Parliament, chalk the sidewalks with your creative messages in support of paid sick days. Snap a photo and post online using the hashtag #PaidSickLeaveSavesLives.

  • Download & display our poster (or make your own)!
    Choose from one of the many colourful letter-sized posters that celebrate frontline workers by demanding paid sick days for all: Post them up in your neighbourhood (or make your own!) and snap a selfie to tell everyone about the need for this urgent protection.
    download a poster
  • Cheer for paid sick days for ALL!
    Bring your family members, friends, neighbours into the Day of Action by cheering for paid sick days from your window, porch, balcony, yard... Don't forget to film yourself in action and share it online with the hashtag #PaidSickLeaveSavesLives.

On May 21st, wherever you are, whenever you can - speak out for paid sick days. We'll be sharing the actions of $15 & Fairness supporters like yourself throughout the day on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, so follow and post with the hashtag #PaidSickLeaveSavesLives to be a part of this important conversation. Not on social media? Reply to this email with your photo or video so we can post it for you.

Let's make sure politicians hear our voices, on the streets and online, to bring back this crucial protection without anymore delay. If you haven't yet, please take a moment now to sign the petition which gets electronically sent to your local provincial leader and Prime Minister Trudeau.

Together we can protect our communities!
Fight for $15 & Fairness Team