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Paid Sick Days Save Lives

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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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Shout out to @JILLSLASTWORD (yet again) for acknowledging tonight that library workers should be given priority access to vaccines given the work we do & communities served.

Mostly women. Many from racialized groups. Many work part-time to make ends meet. It’s time @local4948

Now attending the ⁦@torontolabour⁩ annual National Day of Mourning virtual event to reflect on and commemorate workers who have been killed or injured on the job.

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Please sign and share this ⁦@CUPEOntario⁩ action as we observe the Day of Mourning with workers everywhere. #DayofMourning #April28 ⁦@cupenat⁩ ⁦@4948president⁩ ⁦@torontolabour⁩ #workerhealthandsafety #paidsickdays #onpoli https://cupe.on.ca/dayofmourning/

Please sign + share widely! We need real change to support precarious workers + communities impacted by COVID-19 @4948president @torontolabour @cupenat #PaidSickDays #PaidSickDaysSaveLives #SaveLives @fordnation #COVID19Ontario

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