Tomorrow, Wednesday April 6, 2022, the federal government is set to announce new directives concerning the get jabbed or be homeless initiative for the Civil service. Here are two news items suggesting different outcomes. Which one do you think they will go for? Dropping the mandates because the science shows they don’t work? Or changing the definition of fully vaxxed in order to mandate a 3rd injection, or “booster” shot in order for the civil service to keep their jobs.
The federal government is planning to update its policy on mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for its employees on Wednesday.
The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) has filed a grievance against the existing policy, which requires that all federal public service members be fully vaccinated even if they work at home.
The government is obligated to review the policy after six months. That timeline runs out this week.
PSAC president Chris Aylward said the government has consulted the union but he does not know what to expect from the new policy.
The union has said Ottawa’s mandatory vaccination policy is in need of an update. […] PSAC is seeking compensation for members who have been placed on unpaid leave due to the policy.
OTTAWA — The federal government will consider whether to include booster shots in the next version of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for its workers, the Treasury Board said as it reviews the rules.
The government must review the need for the policy, which currently requires federal public servants to get two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine or face unpaid leave, after six months.
That timeline runs out this week and while Treasury Board has consulted with unions over the last several weeks, the Public Service Alliance of Canada says it is in the dark about which direction the government will go.
“They have said, ‘You will see a renewed policy on April 6,”‘ Chris Aylward, national president of the union, said in an interview. “I have no idea what that renewed policy might look like.” While the review could deem the mandate is no longer necessary, the government could also opt to expand it to encourage more members of the public service to get a booster shot.
Any decisions will be based on science and the advice of public health officials,” Mona Fortier, president of the Treasury Board, said in a statement Monday.
(The one thing we can be absolutely certain of, is that the decision will not be based on science. But will be based on advice by “public health officials” or “experts”.)
Thank you CG.