Le Lézard
Classified in: Business, Covid-19 virus
Subjects: PSF, AVO, CPG

Unifor calls for paid time off for all workers to get vaccinated

TORONTO, April 1, 2021 /CNW/ - Unifor is calling on all provinces to mandate paid time off to allow workers to get vaccinated when it is their turn to do so.

"While some good employers out there are already doing this, most are not and won't unless government forces them to just do the right thing," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President.

Provincial legislation is needed immediately to mandate paid time off for vaccination to ensure a timely rollout for all workers, similar to legislating time off to vote in elections, says Canada's largest private sector union.

"We all know that vaccination is key to paving the way for the safe re-opening of businesses, and the economic recovery we are all waiting for. Employers who are advocating for lifting restrictions must also do their part and remove all barriers to workers to get the vaccine," said Dias.

Dias and Unifor's Regional Directors are writing all provincial premiers who have not legislated paid vaccine leave, calling for urgent action to mandate both vaccine leave and paid sick days, so workers who contract Covid-19 or who must quarantine can stay home without financial penalty.

"The social impact of the pandemic has disproportionately affected workers, exposing inequities across our society. We cannot stand by and allow the vaccine rollout to follow this dangerous precedent," said Lana Payne, Unifor National Secretary ? Treasurer and chair of Unifor's Vaccine Working Group.

Unifor has hosted several information webinars on vaccination and has created a COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Page and is encouraging members to add this Facebook frame to their social media profiles to encourage friends and family to get vaccinated.

Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing 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.


These press releases may also interest you

at 06:00
WHO:              Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas, Media Personality Candace Jordan and Shelley Rosen, CEO & Founder Luxe Bloom WHAT:           Pappas, Jordan and Rosen accompanied by prominent community leaders will give away more than 500...

at 04:00
As markets show first signs of recovery from the financial slowdown of 2020, reputed online trading brand Trustpac has announced it is offering its clients the chance to trade on selected IPO (initial public offering) contracts. This move is part of...

at 02:55
Sheldon Inwentash ("Inwentash") announces that he acquired, on the open market, an aggregate 195,000 common shares (the "Subject Shares") of ThreeD Capital Inc. (the "Company") through a series of transactions in recent weeks (the "Acquisitions")....

at 02:00
Halper Sadeh LLP, a global investor rights law firm, announces it is investigating the following companies: EQT Corporation...

at 01:00
Juan Monteverde, founder and managing partner at Monteverde & Associates PC, a national securities firm rated Top 50 in the 2018-2020 ISS Securities Class Action Services Report and headquartered at the Empire State Building in New York City, is...

at 00:51
CBOA Financial, Inc. (the "Company"), parent company of Commerce Bank of Arizona (the "Bank" or "CBAZ"), announced that consolidated after tax net income for quarter ending March 31, 2021 increased 46% to $543,000, from $371,000 year-over-year....

News published on 1 april 2021 at 12:07 and distributed by: