On Monday 13th December, Together delegates met with employer representatives from across the Department of Justice and Attorney General (DJAG) and other justice portfolio agencies to establish a framework for consultation on a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.
The meeting was attended by representatives from the Together union office, along with delegates from:
- Blue Card Services
- Community Justice Services
- Magistrates Courts
- Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ)
- Office of the Public Guardian (OPG)
- Public Trustee of Queensland (PTQ)
Management representatives were present from:
- Liquor, Gaming & Fair Trading
- Justice Services
- Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT)
- Legal Aid Queensland (LAQ)
- Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC)
- Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC)
Each work area or agency was asked to brief attendees on the context for their agency, outlining whether the CHO's health directions applied to any of their employees, or if they would impact staff in any way, and to advise of the proposed vaccination policy they would be putting forward for consultation. Most agencies were at early stages of planning around vaccinations and other workplace health and safety responses.
Meeting attendees also discussed the timeframe for consultation endorsed by Together members for agencies where a CHO vaccine mandate does not apply. Read more about Together's proposal.
As consultation on the DJAG COVID-19 Vaccination Policy continues, it's vital that workers have a real voice, to ensure a fair, consistent, and well-organised implementation process. Together members will be kept up to date with any developments as they occur.
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