Calls for universal paid sick days are mounting after the 2021 federal budget committed no funding to a robust paid sick days program. After months of pressure, the government of Ontario announced yesterday they will provide three paid sick days as part of a temporary program. In B.C., calls continue to grow for the province to cover paid sick leave.
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- Precarious employment and work-family balance
- Labour, work and inequality
- Work and health issues and workers’ compensation data
- Epidemiology of work-related injury/illness, the determinants of work disability and the evaluation of workers’ compensation policies and programs
- Recently documented percentage of workers with/without paid sick leave benefits in Canada
- Health and economic benefits of paid sick days/leave
- Evaluation of occupational health policies and practices
- Impact of institutional and economic structures on health and health inequalities
- Temporary foreign workers
- Human rights, labour law, labour and employment Issues
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- Employment standards and personal leave
- Changing roles for labour and management in public services
- Member of the Employment Standards Coalition, a lobbying group mostly composed of worker representatives who are advocating for paid sick leave