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OFL: New poll shows Ontarians overwhelmingly support the call for 10 permanent paid sick days
December 09, 2021 08:00 ET | Ontario Federation of Labour
TORONTO, Dec. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- New polling data demonstrates overwhelming support for 10 permanent, employer-paid sick days. Eighty per cent of Ontarians surveyed “support the Ontario...
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Ontario Federation of Labour calls Ford government’s refusal to enact permanent paid sick days ‘shameful’
November 24, 2021 15:37 ET | Ontario Federation of Labour
TORONTO, Nov. 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, in a 46 to 30 vote, Ford’s Conservative government once again blocked a Bill that would have implemented permanent paid sick days for Ontario...
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Frontline workers urge Ontario government to pass Bill 8, urgently legislate 10 paid sick days
November 22, 2021 10:05 ET | Decent Work & Health Network
TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Monday, frontline workers gathered in front of Queen’s Park to call on Premier Ford’s government to pass Bill 8, which would provide 10 paid sick days...
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Health experts to PM Trudeau: Don’t wait 100 days to deliver 10 paid sick days
October 20, 2021 12:45 ET | Decent Work & Health Network
TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- One month after the federal election, health workers across Canada called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to keep his election promise of legislating 10...
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Classified as “Contractors,” Gig Workers Need to be Included in BC’s Paid Sick Leave Program
August 18, 2021 15:34 ET | UFCW 1518
NEW WESTMINSTER, British Columbia, Aug. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With the provincial government announcing that it is developing a permanent paid sick leave program for all BC workers, UFCW 1518...
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UFCW 1518 Disappointed in BC Government's Minimal Paid Sick Leave Announcement
May 12, 2021 10:12 ET | UFCW 1518
NEW WESTMINSTER, British Columbia, May 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UFCW 1518 is disappointed in the minimal paid sick day provisions announced by the government of British Columbia. Premier John...
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OFL: Workers need permanent paid sick leave, not the bare minimum
April 28, 2021 19:21 ET | Ontario Federation of Labour
TORONTO, April 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ontario’s new Worker Income Protection Benefit is a bare minimum response to the longstanding call for paid sick days from labour advocates, unions,...
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OFL: Poll confirms overwhelming support for mandated paid sick days
April 22, 2021 08:00 ET | Ontario Federation of Labour
TORONTO, April 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- There is overwhelming support for mandated paid sick days, as confirmed by polling data released today. The poll found that 83 per cent of Ontarians...
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OFL gravely concerned that new COVID-19 restrictions fall short on protections for workers
April 16, 2021 17:03 ET | Ontario Federation of Labour
TORONTO, April 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is gravely concerned that new COVID-19 restrictions do not include additional protections to keep workers safe....
We can’t afford to wait. It’s time for paid sick leave for every worker in Canada OTTAWA, Feb. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In advance of the federal, provincial and territorial labour ministers’ meeting, provincial and territorial federations of labour are united in demanding...