CUPE BC applauds first steps to sick pay, but joins with CUPE National’s call for federal government to do better

BURNABY – Today’s announcement from the federal government extending economic assistance to Canadians makes some important first steps toward a national sick leave plan for workers, and provides some degree of comfort to working people that there will be up to two weeks of federal economic assistance if they are forced to self-isolate and are unable to work from home. While many questions remain unanswered, it’s an improvement on the current situation. CUPE will be providing more information and details as we receive them.

To learn more about how the federal government could—and should—improve economic supports for workers during the pandemic, read this important news release from CUPE National.