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We plead with workers to vaccinate but are against it being mandatory - Saftu

Labour and Employment Minister Thulas Nxesi has confirmed that the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) has recommended to government that vaccine mandates ought to be carried out at workplaces and that a few venues be most effective reachable to vaccinated persons.


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The South African Federation of Trade Unions says even though it supports vaccination, it's far determined to combat for employees who have opted no longer to get the jab.


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Saftu trendy secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has more.


Our role could be very company, we want to encourage each worker, each member of the network to be vaccinated because now there can be no debate about the efficacy of the vaccine. There is not any doubt that they may be working and that currently the folks that could be tormented by the state-of-the-art fourth wave are not finishing up in hospitals or within the ICU, it's miles folks that aren't vaccinated and who agree with within the social media incorrect information who end up being the worst sufferers.


Zwelinzima Vavi, General secretary - South African Federation of Trade Unions

We're pleading with people: 'Please get vaccinated, specially as we flow toward the holiday length where you're going to be mixing with hundreds and loads of your family individuals and pals. Please get vaccinated.'


Zwelinzima Vavi, General secretary - South African Federation of Trade Unions

But having said that, we're actually opposed to making that mandatory. Our own enjoy is that employers are again going to be the usage of mandatory vaccination to lessen workforces, making that an excuse. Our unions are reporting that a number of workers are being dismissed, at instances with out even a listening to or following the Occupational Health Safety Act provisions of supplying them with alternatives when are they refusing to be vaccinated for anything motives.

Zwelinzima Vavi, General secretary - South African Federation of Trade Unions

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