Seamus ORegan Jr

10 days of paid sick leave now in force 

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Gatineau – Last year, the Government of Canada committed to providing 10 days of paid sick leave for workers in the federally regulated private sector. Access to paid sick leave keeps workers safe while ensuring that they do not lose pay— because no one should have to choose between staying home when they’re sick or paying their bills. Minister of …

Seamus ORegan Jr

Canada takes step toward making 10-day paid sick leave a reality

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Gatineau – No one should have to choose between staying home when they’re sick or being able to afford rent and groceries. However, as the pandemic has highlighted, too many Canadians have little or no access to paid sick leave. On December 17, 2021, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Canada Labour Code (Bill C-3) received Royal Assent. This …

Seamus ORegan Jr

Minister O’Regan discusses labour shortages, support for workers 

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Gatineau – Minister of Labour, Seamus O’Regan Jr., met virtually with provincial and territorial labour ministers to discuss priorities in workplaces across Canada and collaboration with all levels of government to better support workers. Minister O’Regan spoke with his counterparts about the changing labour market and the challenges that labour shortages are creating across all jurisdictions. He welcomed a presentation …