Paid sick days for Saskatchewan workers needed to fight COVID19 pandemic

 

NEWS RELEASE

 

March 12, 2020

 

Paid sick days for Saskatchewan workers needed to fight COVID-19 pandemic

 

The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) is calling on the provincial government to quickly adopt a law for paid sick days for Saskatchewan workers.

 

“Saskatchewan now has its first presumptive case of COVID-19. For containment measures to be effective, workers need access to paid sick days,” said SFL President Lori Johb, “the provincial government must move swiftly to pass a law guaranteeing at least 14 paid sick days so people can take time off work during quarantine procedures to slow the spread of COVID-19,” she added.

 

The SFL continues to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on working people, and is happy to work with experts and decision-makers to recommend even more measures that will keep workers and the public safe.

 

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For additional information, contact:

 

Kent Peterson

Strategic Advisor

Saskatchewan Federation of Labour

1 (306) 570-1855

k.peterson@sfl.sk.ca

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