USW Local 1-2017
Suite 100, 1777 3rd Avenue, Prince George, BC, V2L 3G7
Tel: 250.563.7771 | Toll-free: 1.800.565.3641 | Fax: 250.563.0274

USW Local 1-2017
Suite 100, 1777 3rd Avenue, Prince George, BC,
V2L 3G7

Phone Numbers
Tel: 250.563.7771
Toll-free: 1.800.565.3641 
Fax: 250.563.0274
E-mail:

USW Local 1-2017
Suite 100, 1777 3rd Avenue, Prince George, BC, V2L 3G7
Tel: 250.563.7771 | Toll-free: 1.800.565.3641 | Fax: 250.563.0274

USW Local 1-2017
Suite 100, 1777 3rd Avenue, Prince George, BC,
V2L 3G7

Phone Numbers
Tel: 250.563.7771
Toll-free: 1.800.565.3641 
Fax: 250.563.0274
E-mail:

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March 29 th B.C. Bulletin – Paid sick leave

Mar 30, 2022

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Date:              March 29, 2022

To:                  B.C. Local Union Executives, B.C. Staff and B.C. Support Staff

From:             Scott Lunny, Director

Subject:        B.C. Bulletin – Paid sick leave

 

Yesterday, Steelworkers from across B.C. met with Minister Harry Bains to discuss amendments to strengthening paid sick leave for all workers in B.C.

 

The government has taken to make amendments to B.C.’s Employment Standards Act addressing concerns that some employees were excluded from the full five paid sick days due to existing language in collective agreements. Paid sick leave protection will now apply to all workers covered by the Employment Standards Act, including part-time employees.

 

The amendments are a win for working people in B.C.

The amended legislation is expected to proceed to second and third reading this week and is expected to receive Royal Assent within the next two weeks.

 

Please take a moment to read the B.C. government release at https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2022LBR0005-000432

 

The bill amendments can be found at https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary- business/legislation-debates-proceedings/42nd-parliament/3rd-session/bills/first- reading/gov19-1 

 

You can also follow the progress of the Bill at https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary- business/legislation-debates-proceedings/42nd-parliament/3rd-session/bills/progress-of-bills