Unions file grievances over city’s mandatory vaccination policy – CBC

The 4 unions represent many transit employees and other municipal workers

Oct 06, 2021

Four local unions representing municipal employees have filed grievances over the City of Ottawa’s mandatory vaccination policy.

Under the policy, announced in September, employees are required to provide their COVID-19 immunization status and be fully vaccinated by Nov. 1.

Those who do not have proof of vaccination “will not be permitted in the workplace and may be subject to a variety of consequences, which can include leave without pay or discipline, up to and including dismissal,” according to the city’s website.

Only staff with a medical reason are exempt.

Shortly after the policy was announced, the city received grievances from four union locals, a spokesperson confirmed.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ottawa-city-workers-vaccination-policy-grievance-1.6200616

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