Sumary of ‘Case-by-case basis’: Big business sets rules for mandatory staff vaccines:
- Australia’s major airlines have also been early movers for vaccine mandates and are finalising their policies including what happens to workers who refuse to comply.
- Last month, Qantas boss Alan Joyce said that if airline staff were to object to getting a vaccine for reasons other than medical, “probably the aviation industry isn’t the industry for them”.
- Virgin Australia is also finalising its policy and is in consultation with unions and its staff.
- Transport Workers Union national secretary Michael Kaine said while the industry must arm itself with vaccines ahead of a reopening, there should be ongoing consultation in cases where vaccination was not possible.