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Jordan challenges employers on jab

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Any private entity will have to show why mandatory vaccination is necessary, says Minister of Labour Colin Jordan.

He told the DAILY NATION yesterday after a joint service between Ghana and Barbados at St George Parish Church, that Government was not endorsing mandatory vaccinations and anyone else going that route would have to prove why.

“While Government is strongly encouraging people to be vaccinated as we believe that is the way out of the pandemic, we are not going the route of mandatory vaccinations. There is no Government sanction, no mandate, no Government-issued policy directive to support any business mandating that their staff be vaccinated.

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the SHAW (Safety and Heath at Work) Act places the responsibility on the employer to make sure the workplace is safe for the worker and the customer. It is for the employer to demonstrate that a particular step is absolutely necessary for the carrying out of business. It will not be sufficient just to say that persons must be vaccinated,” he said. (CA)

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