Thank you to everyone who took the time to give feedback on the proposed workplace vaccine mandates. Our Union has been meeting with employers over the last couple of weeks to share your feedback.
As a result of your Union’s work, employers have made changes to policies to make them safer, fairer, and reasonable.
We know that the COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging time for us. We have helped customers facing financial hardship and emotional distress. We have come to work every day in customer facing roles, worried about catching COVID-19 or passing it onto our families.
For many of us, COVID-19 vaccinations have provided a pathway to safety, to friends and family, and to living our lives together.
But we know that vaccinations are not enough. To keep everyone safe, vaccinations must be considered alongside other measures like PPE, home testing, and improved workplace ventilation to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 as we return to work. Workplace policies regarding COVID-19 and vaccination must be reviewed in three months to ensure they are safe, appropriate, and are keeping pace with the best available evidence.
This continues to be a rapidly evolving situation. For that reason, your ongoing feedback is critical. Respond to this email and tell us how your workplace is going keeping everyone safe. We will continue to provide your feedback and campaign for safer workplaces for all.
Your Union Is Here to Support You
The COVID-19 pandemic impacts us all in different ways. No matter what your personal situation is, we are here to support you.
Whether you are having issues continuing to work from home, or have concerns about vaccination requirements, we will provide advice and support.
We will work with each member on a case-by-case basis to help you with the implementation of government mandates and employer policies. If you have any questions about what the changes in your workplace mean for you, call the Member Rights Centre on 1300 366 378 and select option 1.
Our highest priority is the health and safety of all finance workers. We will get through this together.