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Around half (53 per cent) of Canadian benefits plan sponsors and two-thirds (65 per cent) of plan members say their workplace implemented a coronavirus vaccination policy, according to the 2022 Benefits Canada Healthcare Survey. Among plan sponsors, vaccination policies were more likely with unionized workforces (72 per cent compared to 44 per cent of employers with […]

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  • September 30, 2022 September 29, 2022
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Former employees of the City of Windsor, Ont. are pursuing legal action after being fired for violating the City’s coronavirus vaccination policy. While the lawsuit currently has 20 plaintiffs, more employees will be added, says Courtney Betty, the plaintiffs’ lawyer. The plaintiffs cover a wide range of occupations including firefighters, city employees and frontline workers. “[Through […]

Alberta’s largest and most northern county says it’s no longer working with local businesses that have a mandatory vaccination policy. Mackenzie County says businesses that require employees, contractors or subcontractors to show proof of vaccination in workplaces or on work sites won’t be hired to provide goods or services. “Mackenzie County does not tolerate mandatory […]

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The Toronto Transit Commission and the City of Toronto are among the latest employers to fire workers for not complying with a mandatory coronavirus vaccination policy. In a press release, Marvin Alfred, president of the Amalgamated Transit Unit Local 113, said the TTC has fired several hundred workers for not receiving vaccines, noting the terminations […]

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  • January 11, 2022 January 11, 2022
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Kroger, the biggest traditional grocery chain in the U.S., is ending some benefits for unvaccinated workers as large employers attempt to compel more of their workforce to become vaccinated with cases of the coronavirus rising once again. Workers who haven’t received coronavirus vaccines will no longer be eligible to receive up to two weeks paid […]

Angry mobs of anti-vaccination protestors holding up handmade signs with messages like “freedom not fear” have been popping up across the country and around the globe for months. Emotions continue to run high both on the streets and within organizations grappling with how to move forward amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But employers looking to […]

Employers are beginning to enforce rules for employees who aren’t vaccinated against the coronavirus. To go to work today, Ontario long-term care staff must have received their first coronavirus vaccine dose. Staff who don’t present proof of a first dose must instead show a medical exemption to be able to enter a long-term care home […]

The deadline for employees in the core federal public service to declare their coronavirus vaccination status was Oct. 29, but unions say there are still many questions about how requests for accommodations will be handled. The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat said late last week that 240,000 employees have filed their attestations of their vaccine status to the government, out […]

Canada is facing a potential wave of terminations tied to mandatory workplace vaccine policies as a growing number of employers require workers to be fully inoculated against the coronavirus or risk losing their jobs, say legal experts. Governments, institutions and companies have spent months hammering out vaccine mandates in a bid to curb an unrelenting […]

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Nearly 90 per cent of Toronto public service employees are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to the City of Toronto. Five per cent of staff have had at least one jab, three per cent have yet to receive a shot and another three per cent have yet to disclose their vaccination status. Employees were […]