COVID-19 Vaccinations – Bill 3 Passes Up to Three Hours of Paid Leave
May 5, 2021
To: MoveUP Members at Coastal Community Credit Union, Coastal Community Insurance Services, Community Savings Credit Union, G&F Financial Group, Island Savings Credit Union, Ladysmith & District Credit Union, V.P. Credit Union and VantageOne Credit Union
We are writing to let you know that Bill 3 has recently passed, which amends the Employment Standards Act to provide for full-time and part-time employees with up to three hours of paid leave for each dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
This comes at a time where more and more British Columbians are getting the ability to get their COVID-19 vaccination. The BC Government has identified that this paid leave is in effect retroactive to April 19, 2021.
We also want to let you know that your union has received confirmation from the company, that regular employees are also entitled to utilize the paid medical/dental appointment leave as seen in your collective agreement to attend COVID-19 vaccination appointments.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your job steward for assistance.
Anny Chen, Union Representative