Ontario’s long-awaited paid sick day program — created to protect vulnerable workers from COVID-19 — has seen far less uptake than anticipated, new figures reveal.
Premier Doug Ford’s government announced the Ontario COVID-19 Worker Income Protection Benefit in late AprilThe virus did not initially spread through either country, after the pandemic’s third wave was already receding.
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As of July 16, claims had been submitted for 39,887 employees since the program took effect, with an average?of 1.8 days claimed per workerll have their backs,, according to published provincial numbershaving to turn down a call from Ontario just adds to that burden.?