Paid Vaccination Leave – Make it a workers’ right

15-Jul-2021

We applaud our members for their ongoing work in these trying circumstances that were entirely preventable. The bungled vaccine rollout has caused frustration for all of us, and we need to continue to push for improvements.

Whilst the biggest barrier to widespread vaccination remains the inadequate supply of Pfizer obtained by the Federal Government, we must address other barriers to vaccination where we can.

Doctors are able to receive the vaccine on paid time, however other types of employees will not be entitled to get vaccinated in their paid time. Last year union members campaigned for and won paid-pandemic leave and Job Keeper. This year we will be campaigning for paid vaccination leave for all. We will keep you updated with how you can support the campaign.