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On January 12, 2021, the Ontario government announced a second State of Emergency and instituted a stay-at-home policy. A growing chorus of advocates, experts, and workers responded by pointing out a glaring omission: the Ford Conservatives failed to institute paid sick days for all workers.

With workplace transmissions making up a bulk of the rise in COVID-19 cases, a growing consensus is saying that workers – primarily low-wage, front-line workers – are less likely to stay home when sick if they aren’t ensured an income to pay for groceries, rent, and other essentials.

Workers needed paid sick days before this crisis. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, paid sick days are more necessary than ever.

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Congrats to our very own Jinkie David for her appointment as Treasurer this evening at the @torontolabour delegates’ meeting.

Jinkie is a dedicated activist and will serve well as a representative for workers in Toronto and York region. #librarywarrior

@4948president @CUPEOntario @Local4948 Great article! Unfortunately, this experience of harassment extends to all library workers, including some very young pages shelving books in remote areas of our libraries.

Powerful words from Nancy, Cameron, and Eila as they share their frontline experiences of rising levels of violence and harassment.

Thank you for bravely coming forward to speak. Libraries in Ontario should be safe spaces. ⁦@CUPEOntario⁩ @local4948 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/sexual-harassment-intimidation-violence-on-the-job-worsened-during-pandemic-librarians-report-1.6196576

Sexual harassment, intimidation and violence on the job for #libraryworkers No one should have to face this at work. ⁦@Local4948⁩ #healthandsafety #topoli https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/sexual-harassment-intimidation-violence-on-the-job-worsened-during-pandemic-librarians-report-1.6196576