The Trudeau government wants to give federally regulated workers more paid personal-leave days.
The proposal arrives as the P-C government of Ontario moves to cut workers’ entitlements.
Federal budget legislation, if passed, would let workers take up to five days off each calendar year for reasons that include the care of relatives, children’s educations, or to attend their own citizenship ceremonies.
The bill, introduced by the federal Liberals this week, says three of the days off would be with pay for workers who have had their jobs at least three consecutive months.
Ottawa’s proposed labour amendments follow new legislation from Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government to eliminate an entitlement to two such days off with pay for workers under provincial jurisdiction. (The Canadian Press)
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