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Nehawu rejects proposal of mandatory public sector vaccinations

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) has slammed the Department of Public Service & Administration over a potential mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy implementation. This is after the department confirmed through a circular on Wednesday 24 October that it is considering making vaccinations mandatory for all workers in the public service.

“Proposals are under consideration to increase the voluntary uptake of vaccines by public servants through advocacy by communicating the benefits of vaccination,” the department said in a statement.

The Citizen reports that Nehawu said although it has called on government to procure more vaccines and ramp up the roll-out of the vaccination programme, “it is very unfortunate that (the department) saw it necessary to mislead employees against the commitment of President (Cyril) Ramaphosa who on record had assured the country that no one shall be forced to take the vaccine”.

 

The Citizen article – ‘Workers have rights’, says Nehawu over mandatory vaccination for public servants (Open access)

 

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