B.C. public service employees will be placed on unpaid leave if still unvaccinated by Nov. 22 – CBC

More than 3,300 health-care workers remain on unpaid leave because they are not immunized, province says

Nov 01, 2021

Any public service employee who has not received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by Nov. 22 will be placed on unpaid leave for three months, B.C. health officials say.

Workers who still aren’t vaccinated after that period “may be terminated,” Health Minister Adrian Dix said during a news conference Monday.

“This is a necessary step to support vaccination and help protect all of our workplaces and communities from COVID-19,” Dix said.

Roughly 30,000 people work in public service in B.C. The province announced last month that vaccines for those workers would be mandatory.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/covid-19-bc-nov-1-2021-1.6232619

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