WestJet will require all workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – CBC

Those who don’t meet the requirement could face unpaid leave or termination of employment

Sep 08, 2021

WestJet will require all of its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 30, the Calgary-based airline announced Wednesday.

Full vaccination will also be a requirement for new hires going forward.

Mark Porter, the company’s executive vice-president of people, said the requirement will ensure a safe travel and work environment.

“Protecting the health and safety of our guests and employees remains our No. 1 priority, and vaccinations are our best line of defence,” said Porter in a statement.

The company’s mandate is in line with the Government of Canada’s requirement for employees in all the federally regulated air, rail and marine transportation sectors to be vaccinated by the end of October.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/westjet-vaccination-1.6168723

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