Throughout the pandemic, one of key issues workers across Canada faced were lack of paid sick days. Paid sick days made it possible for those who were sick with COVID-19 to stay at home and recover, in turn, limiting the spread of COVID-19 in workplaces. IAMAW members, along with many others either lacked paid sick days, or were limited to a few days, while some were limited in how they could access sick days. Despite the risks that sick workers posed to co- workers, and heightened risks of outbreaks, employers refused to bend, seeing no issue in workers reporting to work sick. For these reasons, the IAMAW, along with other CLC affiliates, lobbied provincial and federal governments to provide paid sick days.
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