B.C.’s Permanent Paid Sick Leave? The Government of BC wants to hear from you!
“British Columbians are invited to provide input into the development of made-in-B.C. permanent paid sick leave to support workers and protect workplaces”.
One of the most impactful lessons learned throughout the pandemic has been how important it is for people to stay home if they are sick. While staying home can protect others from illness, it can also encourage continued productivity in the workplace.
“In addition to outreach to key stakeholders and Indigenous partners, a public consultation process is now open and can be accessed through government’s engagement site”.
This consultation will occur through the following phases:
Phase 1 (Aug. 5 to Sept. 14) – surveys will gather information from employers and workers on the kinds of paid illness and injury leaves currently provided, and how they are meeting workers’ needs; and
Phase 2 (Sept. 20 to Oct. 25) – informed by the surveys, options will be prepared for various paid sick leave models, including the numbers of paid days and other supports, and will be posted for public feedback and input.
To read more about paid sick leave, click here.
To fill out a survey as part of the consultation process, click here.