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Ottawa Board of Health must support paid sick days for all

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ACTION ALERT! On Monday, February 8, the Ottawa Board of Health will vote on a Report by Dr. Vera Etches that includes a vital recommendation on paid sick days.

The Ottawa Public Health report Directs the Chair of the Board of Health to write to the Premier of Ontario to share its recommendations including that employers offer paid sick leave, which will have an impact on mental health and reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic grow increasingly dire for Ontarians, including frontline workers, each day. This pandemic has shone a spotlight on the structural deficiencies in Canada’s social infrastructure, glaring gaps in legislative standards and deep-rooted inequities.

Together, we can make sure that our city is the next leader in this province to call for paid sick days for all.

Will you add your voice behind this important step in the urgent push for paid sick days?