More than 500 City of Toronto staff on unpaid suspension for not complying with vaccination policy – Toronto

Greater than 500 Metropolis of Toronto employees members are actually on unpaid suspension for not complying with the Metropolis’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage.

Metropolis officers supplied an replace on the vaccination standing of staff in a information launch Friday.

As of Thursday, 515 employees members have been suspended, marking a rise of 136 since Nov. 10.

Eighty-five staff are on a depart of absence as lodging requests are reviewed, marking a drop of 16.

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The assertion mentioned that 97 per cent of the lively workforce — 31,074 staff — reported they’re totally vaccinated, marking a rise of 491 since Nov. 10.

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There are 587 employees members partially vaccinated, whereas 234 people have reported not receiving any doses.

Of employees who accomplished the vaccine disclosure type, 134 selected to not disclose their standing; 164 staff haven’t accomplished the shape.

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Total, 99.5 per cent of staff have accomplished the vaccination disclosure type, officers mentioned.

The assertion mentioned that since Nov. 1, managers and supervisors have been holding conferences with employees who haven’t obtained any doses or haven’t disclosed their standing.

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“Following the meeting with the manager or supervisor, staff determined not compliant with the policy have been placed on suspension for a maximum of six weeks,” the assertion mentioned.

“After the period of unpaid suspension, starting on Monday, Dec. 13, staff members who do not provide proof of receiving both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, will have their employment terminated for cause, as they will have chosen not to comply with the vaccination policy.”

Officers mentioned conferences for many who have reported receiving one dose will start the week of Nov. 28, because it permits for at the least 4 weeks for them to obtain a second shot.

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Recreation lessons cancelled attributable to staffing scarcity

As a result of vaccination coverage ensuing staffing shortages, 101 recreation applications are being cancelled for the final 4 weeks of fall, officers added.

There are 6,400 applications nonetheless working.

“Mitigation efforts have been successful for many instructional programs and no Learn to Skate or Learn to Swim programs will be cancelled,” the assertion mentioned.

“After-school Recreation Care programs are also not impacted.”

These affected by the cancellations will obtain refunds.

Officers mentioned they don’t anticipate impacts to emergency companies because of the mandate.

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