‘If you’re sick, stay home’ is a non-starter for many Canadians – CBC

More than a year into the pandemic, most Canadians still have no paid sick leave

Apr 09, 2021

The debate around paid sick leave has grown louder and more urgent in the past several weeks as COVID-19 cases have continued to soar in many parts of the country along with concern that people are going to work sick because they can’t afford to lose their pay.

Health officials in Alberta are investigating two workplace outbreaks of the more virulent P1 variant, first detected in Brazil.

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix told CBC’s As It Happens this week that “it’s indoor social and indoor workplace circumstances where we’ve seen the largest level of transmission” of COVID-19.

And in Ontario, it’s a similar story.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/paid-sick-leave-cbc-explains-1.5980362

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