COVID-19 Vaccinations – Bill 3 Passes Up to Three Hours of Paid Leave
April 29, 2021
To: All MoveUP members at FortisBC and FortisBC-CSC
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.
Cindy A. Lee, Union Representative