What is the Union’s position on COVID-19 vaccinations?
The CPSU/CSA’s advocacy for members regarding COVID-19 vaccinations has to date been informed by the position of the peak union body in Australia, the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU).
That is, while generally speaking “…your work or workplace should not fundamentally alter the voluntary nature of vaccination”, in “…high-risk workplaces there may be a need for all workers in a workplace to be vaccinated to protect community health and safety. These are serious decisions that should not be left to individual employers and should only be made following public health advice based on risk and medical evidence”.
Where mandatory vaccination requirements are necessary, the ACTU has called on them to be implemented through the use of nationally consistent Public Health Orders.