Too many workers in BC lack access to paid sick leave. They must come to work sick - if they choose to stay home, they will lose pay and even risk losing their jobs. Forcing employees to work while sick isn't good for anyone. It hurts productivity, increases the spread of contagious illnesses and can make many illnesses worse. Currently, under BC's Employment Standards Act, employers are not required to provide paid sick leave. That has to change. It's time for the BC government to level the playing field for workers in BC.
I support amending BC's Employment Standards Act to include paid sick leave for all employees.