Unifor Local 88 sent a letter to the Premier of Ontario in January of this year requesting that Employment Standards Act Regulation 502/06 Paid Emergency Leave be abolished. We outlined the shortcomings of this regulation.
The Fair Workplaces Better Jobs Act, passed last year, allows workers 10 days of personal emergency leave with two paid days for illness, injury, bereavement or other emergencies. Under a newly added exemption in regulation 502/06, auto workers would be entitled to only seven days for personal or family illness or emergencies, and none of them paid.
The Employment Standards Act should apply fairly to all workers, yet the government has deliberately chosen to create a double standard with one group of workers singled out to receive less protection than the majority. Over 150,000 workers are impacted by this legislation.
Unifor Local 88 demands that the government move to reverse this unfair and unwarranted regulatory change.
Unifor Local 88 has recently received a response to this letter, which is attached- Response fron Ontario- Bill 148 & ESA Reg 502-06
Your input and action are needed. We are asking that each member of Unifor Local 88 respond using the following email firstname.lastname@example.org
In an attempt to make responding easy as possible we have attached a template of responses that can be used in your email. We have highlighted areas that need specific information from you. Flynn MOL Follow Up-ESA Response to Reg 502-06
Please take action now to change this regulation that has negatively affected you.