Safer sick leave a reality

first_imgSafer sick leave a reality The Council of Trade Unions is delighted that the Labour Government has passed law lifting the minimum number days of paid sick leave to 10 days.“Working people campaigned for this improvement to sick leave. COVID really showed us how important it is that people have the sick leave they need,” CTU President Richard Wagstaff said.“The new law will come into force two months from when it gets the Royal assent (which is expected to be within the next two weeks). We expect that in August 2021, people who are currently receiving less than 10 days sick leave, will have their entitlement increased to 10 days. The increase in entitlement will be on the anniversary of the individuals employment.”“This is absolutely a win for working people. Tens of thousands of working people came together to highlight the need for safer sick leave and the Government heard us,” Wagstaff said. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:anniversary, council, Council of Trade Unions, employment, Force, Government, law, New Zealand, President, trade, trade union, winlast_img read more

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