We Need Paid Sick Leave for All B.C. Workers
As health science and community social service professionals, we know firsthand how important it is that workers can stay home when they are sick. Paid sick leave is not only good for public health, but is also vital for those working in health care settings. We are all safer when a sick worker stays home.
Yet only 53% of working people have access to paid sick leave in BC according to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
Prime Minister Trudeau recently announced temporary partial support for workers. But there’s more to do. The good news is that BC Premier John Horgan has said he supports paid sick leave. BC can lead the way with a permanent plan to make our workplaces healthier and safer in the long-run.
Now is the time to act.