Even though we have sick benefits through our Collective Agreement, many new employees do not have an accumulation of days right away.
All workers in the province are now provided with five days of paid sick leave off work – including unionized workers under a collective agreement – under new changes to the Employment Standards Act, as of March 31,2022. This means that all K-12 members – including casual, temporary, and probationary workers – should be entitled to paid sick leave, regardless of the language in your collective agreement.
This is not in addition to any time in your sick leave bank, and is different from any COVID sick benefits through WCB.
See the K12 Coordinator Bulletin – Sick Leave April 2022 for more information.