OCUFA calls on the provincial government to ensure paid sick leave for workers

March 26, 2020

The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations has called on the Government of Ontario to ensure that workers across the province have access to paid sick leave. “No worker should have to pick between complying with public health guidelines and putting food on the table or covering rent.” said OCUFA President Rahul Sapra. “We are worried about the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on the most vulnerable groups in society. On university campuses, we are particularly concerned about contract faculty, workers in precarious working conditions and international students.” OCUFA states that it remains committed to working with the provincial government and opposition parties to advocate for better worker protections in the province. OCUFA (ON)