SEPTEMBER 28, 2021
More than 500 Unifor local union leadership came together on September 27 to get an update on Unifor’s statement on Comprehensive Workplace Immunization Programs and Mandatory Vaccinations and advice on what tools and resources locals can use to stop the spread of COVID-19.
“To be clear, vaccine mandates are but one tool that must be implemented to keep everyone safe and finally end this pandemic,” explained Unifor’s Secretary-Treasurer Lana Payne during the session.
“Our union remains committed to all the other measures, including raising awareness and increasing prevention measures in all of our spaces in society, including our workplaces.”
Payne added that Unifor and its National President, Jerry Dias, have been vocal about the reasons why they support mandatory vaccine policies, “not the least of which is our responsibility as trade unionists to keep each other safe including our co-workers.”