"It’s important for employees across the province to have financial and job security if they want to leave a domestic violence situation. This legislation could possibly save lives." — Karen Jackson, PEI UPSE President
Halifax (03 April 2018) — On March 29, the Liberal McNeil government tabled legislation, Bill No. 107, that will amend the Labour Standards Code to include the right to unpaid leave if a worker or a worker's child/dependent is a victim of domestic violence.
Privatization, equality rights, and good jobs are front-and-centre for NBU/NUPGE this year.
"Breaking the cycle of abuse can be tremendously difficult and, as a province, we should be doing everything we can to help people in this regard." — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President
As the first law of its kind in Canada, Bill 8 establishes protection in the form of guaranteed paid job leave for victims of domestic violence who are dealing with the effects of abuse and need to take time off from work.