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In some European countries, sick workers do not return to their jobs until they’re fully recovered. In other countries, the return is more gradual.
As the last abortion clinic in Mississippi closes, workers in the state may get some support from their employers.
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Some companies say they will cover travel expenses to help workers in states where abortion is illegal get the procedure, but doing so could pose legal challenges.
Substitute teachers, like this one in Indiana in 2020, are in short supply during the pandemic.
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School districts across the US are starting to pay subs more and make it easier to become a sub – in an effort to keep classrooms operating despite large numbers of staff out sick.
A personal support worker with West Neighbourhood House’s Parkdale Assisted Living Program on her way to see a resident at Toronto’s May Robinson apartments seniors’ housing on April 17 2020.
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One of the factors that has made COVID-19 so catastrophic in long-term care homes was lack of paid sick leave for low-wage workers.
Nursing home aides have protested working conditions that can push them to work while sick.
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Over one-third of America’s COVID-19 deaths have been nursing home residents. Employee policies, particularly for low-paid aides, have sharply raised the risk.
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Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has voiced frustration at workers who don’t stay home despite having COVID-19 symptoms. But the problem is linked to growing workforce casualisation and use of labour hire.
Many nurses lack paid sick leave.
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American workers tend to lack many basic benefits that are incredibly common in other countries, a situation the ‘Essential Worker Bill of Rights’ aims to remedy.