Sick days becoming an endangered species

Financial, political pressures coalescing to force end

Several collective agreements in this week’s issue of CLV Reports have wound up their sick leave provisions and replaced them with a short-term disability plan. In Toronto in particular, sick days were a hot political issue during the inside and outside workers’ strike this summer. In many municipalities and schools boards, they are already a thing of the past. Those that remain are certainly going to be under scrutiny, though healthcare bargaining units might well be able to withstand the pressure for some time.

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