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Ontario Denied Federal Liberals’ Proposal of Personal Leave Days

Ontario government seems to have been provoked into an argument over workers’ right in the 21st-century economy. This is due to the fact that the Trudeau Government proposed to give close to 900,000 workers in Canada more paid personal-leave days as stated in a Canada Labour Code reviews given to Federal Liberals of about 850-page budget bill this week.

The workers will get to take care of their relatives, children’s education and even attend their local citizenship ceremonies if the bill is passed. They will get up to five days off each calendar year and for workers who have had their jobs at least three straight months three of the days would be paid. Meanwhile, carbon taxes and immigration and refugee settlement programs have been battled over by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Doug Ford. The bill arrives even while legislatures of Ontario are working on a previous bill to prevent similar changes brought fort last spring

In the bill, the workers will not only have right to personal days off, but the government also aim that workers also become eligible for general holiday pay, sick leave, maternity leave and parental leave from the first day they start working. Family Violence, unpaid leave for court or jury duty and the fourth week of annual vacation for employees who have been working for 10 consecutive years would be affected by the amendments as they would be provided five days of paid leave. But workers must provide his working schedule in written form with a minimum of 96 hours before the schedule can be effected for the employee.

The included sectors are public servants and employers in major industries such as banking and railways. But Ottawa cuts them off as their reason is that it will set same amendments in the rest of the country because most Canadian workers are provincial and not federal workers.

Hajdu, a federal Labour Minister Patty Orator said the amendments are designed to improve Canadians’ work-life equilibrium. She said it does not mean for workers’ well-being only but for good productivity to improve the economy. This hope is to set examples for other provinces and it might get resisted by some premiers and business leaders.

Due to a bill named “Bill 148” announced to repeal the Ontario, Ontario Economic Development Ministers, Jim Wilson and Kathleen Wynne brought in a tsunami of new burdens and regulation that impose some unnecessary cost on workers. But it was opposed by Dan Kelly, Chief Executive of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. He warned it would bring worst provisions for workers. Kelly said it is really an unhelpful series of choices and he thinks they’re trying to turn back the clock to the 1970s by instigating a union-boss wish list of policies. Kelly represents small and medium-sized business, he said many of small firms wouldn’t be directly affected by the federal changes, but they could suffer a huge hit if successfully the unions get provinces to adopt similar standards as stated in Canada Labour Code.

The Canadian Labour Congress stated they are being signaled by Canada’s Unions as a crucial development of the federal labor standards as the federal proposal attracted support.

According to the Union’s president Hassan Yusuff, in a statement, the Canada labor code used to be upheld as-as the gold standard across the country, but over a decade, the federal labor standards were significantly eroded.

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