More Manitoba workers eligible for paid sick leave during pandemic: new bill | CBC News
More Manitoba workers who need paid sick leave will get it, thanks to new legislation that became law on Wednesday.
The amended bill was sped through the Manitoba Legislature two days after it was introduced.
The governing Progressive Conservatives wanted to pass the legislation on Monday, but it was held up by the Manitoba Liberals, who felt the bill should include provincial money in cases where a worker requires a leave of absence more than once.
Ultimately, the legislation was passed Wednesday as it was originally written, and with the Liberals’ approval.
“We are pleased to see this bill pass quickly so that all Manitobans don’t have to make the difficult decision of protecting themselves and their loved ones or collecting a paycheque,” Premier Brian Pallister said in a…