By Bianca Caputo, WomanACT Social Media Team
As you may have read in our previous blog, Bill 157 (an amended version of Bill 148) pushed for:
On Friday, November 7th, The Toronto Star reported that victims of domestic violence will soon be allowed 5 days of paid leave and a further 15 weeks of unpaid leave as part of a revamp of provincial labour legislation.
Peggy Sattler, Ontario NDP critic for Women’s Issues, Education, and Skills Development says, "New Democrats will continue to call for mandatory workplace training on domestic violence and sexual violence, to ensure that survivors feel comfortable accessing leave and to raise awareness of the impact of violence and the warning signs that a co-worker may be experiencing abuse".
This is an incredible accomplishment and a huge step in the right direction. WomanACT would like to thank Peggy Sattler and Andrea Horwath for proposing these bills and strongly advocating for those affected by DV/SV - we will always support your amazing work for the VAW sector.
Click here to read the full Toronto Star news article!