Council hits voting stalemate in motion to support universal paid sick days during the pandemic

By Mike Renzella

The Haldimand Press

HALDIMAND—Council was split 3-3 on a vote to support St. Catharines in drawing attention to the issue of unpaid sick days spurring ill employees to continue working even during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The tie resulted in the motion being rejected.

The issue was brought to Council’s attention by Ward 1 Councillor Stewart Patterson, with the St. Catharines letter aimed at putting pressure on the provincial government.

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