For a government that claims to be progressive, this recent change just shows that’s farthest from the case. When New Democrats have asked the Liberal government whether it will commit to progressive changes like a $15 minimum wage and making it easier to join and stay in a union, the government consistently answers that it can’t commit right now, because a larger labour review process is underway. The way this particular change was made is a clear indication that change is, in fact, possible – if there is a will.
Clawing back on my bereavement days and my personal emergency leave will have detrimental impacts on myself, my family, my work and sets a very dangerous precedent to labour standards across our province.
I'm writing today to urge you to repeal this harmful regulation immediately.
- Cindy Forster