Tell Doug Ford: Restore paid sick days to combat the coronavirus

Doug Ford’s sick leave policy is not only cruel, but it’s also dangerous. Last year, his government rolled back the two sick paid days which employers were mandated to give their workers. He also gave employers the ability to demand doctor’s notes from employees. [1]

The Progressive Conservative government made these changes despite the advice of health practitioners, who warned that this policy was a huge risk to public health. [2]

At a time when COVID-19 is reaching pandemic levels across the world, this policy could force sick people to go to work even with the associated public health risks. Medical professionals have repeatedly urged Ford to restore paid sick days. [3]

Doug Ford’s dangerous policy goes against all public health advice and puts Ontarians at risk. Join our campaign and demand that Ford enact 14 days of paid sick leave for workers.

Sources:

[1] Toronto Star, Doug Ford’s sick day policy is dangerous as coronavirus looms

[2] CBC, Health care workers call on Doug Ford government to reinstate paid sick days

[3] Toronto Star, Coronavirus outbreak highlights need to reinstate paid sick days, end sick notes, health workers say

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Sources:

[1] Toronto Star, Doug Ford’s sick day policy is dangerous as coronavirus looms

[2] CBC, Health care workers call on Doug Ford government to reinstate paid sick days

[3] Toronto Star, Coronavirus outbreak highlights need to reinstate paid sick days, end sick notes, health workers say