Sumary of B.C. sick leave law will provide workers five paid days minimum starting Jan. 1:
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- don’t have paid sick leave Author of the article: The Canadian Press Dirk Meissner Publishing date: Nov 25, 2021 • 35 minutes ago • 3 minute read • Join the conversation Labour Minister Harry Bains arrives to the start of the debate at B.
- Legislature in Victoria on June 26, 2017. Photo by Chad Hipolito/The Canadian Press files Article content VICTORIA — Workers in British Columbia will be eligible for “fair and balanced” sick leave pay that provides a minimum of five days a year starting Jan.
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- Article content The new sick leave policy affects all workers covered by the province’s Employment Standards Act, including part-time workers, he said.
- “I firmly believe that no worker should have to choose to go to work sick or stay home and lose wages,” said Bains.
- The workers without coverage are usually the most vulnerable in our society, those in low-paying jobs, often women and racialized people.
- Bains said a government consultation period gathering feedback on sick leave options of three, five or 10 days generated 60,000 responses.