UPSE Concerned about Changes to Employment Standards Act

Posted March 2, 2023, 8:56am

UPSE is concerned about changes coming to P.E.I.’s labour laws. Elections P.E.I. will soon be exempt from the requirement to offer some workers paid holidays, lunch breaks and a day off each week. The Union believes the labour law exemption sets a bad precedent and is unfair to workers.

“Elections P.E.I. should be running a proper staffing complement to ensure that the minimum standards of the Employment Standards Act are followed rather than requesting a special exemption in legislation that erodes the rights of workers,” said UPSE president Karen Jackson in an emailed statement Wednesday.

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