All Workers Deserve Paid Sick Leave

The recent outbreak of Covid-19 at the Maple Leaf Plant in Brandon makes it clear that all Manitoba workers need paid sick leave.

In order to protect public health and stop the spread of Covid-19, workers need to be able to stay home when they're sick. Parents and caregivers also need to be able to stay home to care for children and dependents who are ill.

The Federal Government has given millions to implement paid sick leave. But the Pallister government is refusing to implement paid sick leave for Manitoba workers - they are playing political games instead.

No one should have to choose between protecting public health and providing for their family. Families should not have to suffer financial hardship because they are doing the right thing. We should implement paid sick leave today.

I'M CALLING ON THE PALLISTER GOVERNMENT TO PROTECT WORKERS AND PUBLIC HEALTH BY LEGISLATING PAID SICK LEAVE TODAY.