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Day of Mourning

Today, April 28th, is the National Day of Mourning for workers killed and injured on the job. As Saskatchewan battles a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour is urging the provincial government to take immediate action to protect workers and ensure that there are no more preventable illnesses or deaths from COVID-19 contracted by workers while on the job.

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Canada: Paid Vacation Leave

by Lisa Goodfellow and Jenifer Gentle Miller Thomson LLP

Saskatchewan has become the first jurisdiction in Canada to implement a paid leave to allow an employee to take time off work to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Saskatchewan’s The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 2020 have been amended to add a new Special Vaccination Leave (s. 6-22.1).  Under this provision, workers:

  • are entitled to three consecutive hours leave during work hours to receive a COVID-19 vaccination;
  • are entitled to more than three consecutive hours if the employer determines the circumstances warrant a longer break from work; and
  • do not lose any pay or other benefits while receiving a COVID-19 vaccination.

This new regulation came into force on March 18, 2021.  It will be interesting to see if any other Canadian jurisdictions follow Saskatchewan’s lead in providing this paid vaccination leave.  We will keep you informed of any updates.

Reference Site: Paid Vaccination Leave – Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Canada (mondaq.com)

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CLC/SFL Virtual Spring School 2021

LABOUR EDUCATION MAKES OUR MOVEMENT STRONGER

Labour education builds solidarity and knowledge. It teaches the skills unions need to represent their members and defend their rights using proven methods that allow adults of all backgrounds to learn. If your union wants to train the next generation of local activists or expand the skills that today’s leaders and activists already have, the CLC/SFL Virtual Spring School 2021 is here to help your union succeed. Unions know they need to reconnect with a new generation of working people. They can do this by being strong advocates for their members at work, as well as better political activists for everyone who works to support themselves and their families.

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