Covid-19 Sick leave benefits  Please complete by Oct 15 2020

The OPSEU Disability Rights Caucus (DRC) has encountered several issues with the Ontario Governments COVID response and how it affects workers in the province of Ontario.

The DRC has been given specific examples of workers exposed to COVID-19 who are being denied their rights to compensation. We are requesting your help in gathering data on how these issues are affecting our members.   

 Some examples we’ve encountered are;

1. Workers who are infected with COVID-19 in their workplace and are denied WSIB

2. Workers required to self-isolate for 14 days who exhaust their allotment of sick days can't get further sick time for a reoccurrence or look after a dependent who is sent home to self-isolate or is sick with Covid-19

3. Workers exposed by a loved one to COVID -19 while working from home and are denied WSIB benefits unless they can establish that they were exposed to the virus during 'normal' working hours

We would love to hear from you to hear your stories which will enable us to lobby the Government to fill these gaps in our workplaces.No worker who is infected with COVID-19 or required to isolate through no fault of their own should be financially punished.  We want to hear your voices so please take a moment to fill out the survey monkey by October 16th,202. 

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* 1. What sector within OPSEU do you belong to?

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* 2. How many paid sick days are you entitled to?

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* 3. Are you required to take paid sick days while in self-isolation?

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* 4. Are you eligible for short term leave benefits if you are required to self-isolate?

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* 5. Does your employer top up your sick benefits?

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* 6. Does your employer have a plan in place for taking time off to look after a sick family member (ie spouse or child) who is required to self-isolation?

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* 7. If your dependent/ child has been sent home pending the results of a COVID test, do you have access to wage loss benefits?

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* 8. Do you have the option to work from home while in self -isolation ?

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* 9. How does your employer handle a worker requiring self-isolation?

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* 10. Any other comments?

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