Together members employed in the Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water have voted to support an employer mandate for COVID-19 vaccinations, with a clear majority of members who participated in the ballot supporting the mandate.
I met with the employer on Monday 31 January to provide the union's response to the employer's draft policy. Together’s feedback included clear timelines and allowing for members to access the Novavax vaccine.
As we know, vaccinations are only part of the workplace health and safety response to COVID-19. We raised ongoing consultation on workplace health and safety including working from home and rapid antigen tests.