Ontarians have deserved paid sick days for a long time, and now it is more urgent than ever. We've been fighting for paid sick leave for years, and we have a bill tabled that is ready to be passed.
Some frontline and essential workers - including some health care workers - don't have paid sick days. For many, missing a shift without pay means being unable to pay rent or put food on the table.
If we want to stop the spread, workers need to be able to stay home as soon as they feel symptoms or may have been exposed without the fear of losing income.
That's why Ontario's NDP tabled Bill 239, the Peggy Sattler's Stay Home If You Are Sick Act lays out exactly how we can ensure that any Ontarian who has fallen ill can stay home without the fear of lost wages. Now we need to get it passed.
Add your name to demand the government protect Ontarians by providing paid sick leave.