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HUGE NEWS: Bill 148 passes in Ontario!

For years, workers, students, community and labour organizers, faith leaders, and -- yes! -- health workers have been fighting for better working conditions in Ontario. Today, we witnessed a milestone in this ongoing campaign for decent work with the passage of Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017. Pending royal assent, this bill will raise standards for workers across the province.
Minimum wage: Increases to $14 an hour on January 1, 2018, and $15 an hour on January 1, 2019
Personal Emergency Leave: All workers will have 10 days, including 2 paid days (a first in Canada!)
Doctors' notes: Can no longer be required as proof of illness
Fairer scheduling: New rules will mean workers are compensated for no-notice changes and more
Equal pay for equal work: Applies whether workers are part-time, full-time, contract, temporary, or seasonal
... And more! (See the $15 and Fairness announcement here.)

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We have much to celebrate!

Help us spread the message that we will keep championing the highest standards of work in Ontario: Retweet our message of thanks and our message of commitment or create your own and tag @DecentWorkHlth (Twitter) or Decent Work and Health Network (Facebook). Share how the new protections will have a positive health impact for you or for your family, patients, or community.


... And we have much to protect.

Soon, we will send out a quick survey asking how you can lend your talents to protecting our hard-won gains and promoting decent work in the months ahead of the 2018 election.


But for now: Thank you to Decent Work and Health Network members for speaking up for decent work. Onward!

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