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Unifor virtual news conference on new paid sick day poll

Media Advisory Paid Sick Days Now!
April 15, 2021 - 12:00 AM

April 15, 2020

TORONTO–Unifor will hold a news conference to reveal the results of a new poll on support for Ontario to mandate paid sick days for workers.

“This poll clearly shows that the people of Ontario want and need paid sick days,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias. “The time has come for Premier Ford to admit the error of taking away paid sick days from workers and to recognize that his government is out of excuses to continue to deny workers this right. If Doug Ford is serious about halting the spread of COVID-19, and I believe he is, then paid sick days play a key role.”

WHAT: Unifor virtual news conference on new paid sick days poll
WHEN: Friday April 16, 2021 12:00 p.m. Eastern
WHO: Jerry Dias, Unifor National President
Naureen Rizvi, Unifor Ontario Regional Director
Frank Graves, EKOS Research Associates Inc. President

WHERE: Journalists can register to participate by emailing

Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector and represents 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.

For media inquiries or to arrange a Skype, Zoom or Facetime interview please contact Unifor Communications Representative Kathleen O’Keefe at or
416-896-3303 (cell).