How does any anti-vaxx member of Unifor presently working for a Detroit Three automaker assume she or he goes to weasel out of those vaccine mandates?
I ask, as a result of their very own union requires its 425 workers to be totally vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 earlier than they arrive into work, a coverage that started Nov. 1.
“We’ve got put into place a compulsory vaccination coverage,” Dias informed me on the Oct. 29 episode of the Automotive Information Canada Podcast. “We’ve got a heckuva lot of workers who work in our head workplace who don’t have any intention of working beside any individual who’s unvaccinated.”
That appears extremely hypocritical. How can the union mandate — and reward — vaccines in a single breath after which battle them within the subsequent?
Dias mentioned six Unifor workers refuse to get the jab and that “we’ll cope with them,” however didn’t elaborate.
“We’re very a lot in favour of vaccine insurance policies; it’s the one approach we’re going to get by this pandemic,” Dias informed me.
So why battle them on the store ground however implement them in your ivory tower? It doesn’t make sense. It doesn’t add up.
And for the file, vaccines aren’t the one approach out of this pandemic. Masks are a part of the answer. However to my information, Unifor members aren’t strolling off the job as a result of they’re requested to put on paper surgical masks whereas they work.
I suppose speedy exams might be deployed just a few instances per week, in the identical approach unvaccinated lecturers in Ontario are examined. However speedy antigen exams aren’t as correct because the molecular exams, the outcomes of which might take as much as 24 hours to get. So, constructive asymptomatic individuals can slip by the gates and onto the meeting traces in Windsor, Brampton, Oakville and Ingersoll, Ont.
And bear in mind, the union itself has “a heckuva lot of workers” who’ve “zero intention” of working alongside somebody who’s unvaccinated. So why is the union defending its personal vaccinated workers greater than its vaccinated members?
Unifor Native 444 President Dave Cassidy referred to as the vaccine coverage “probably the most divisive” difficulty he has ever handled. And there’s no doubt it’s a wedge in society at giant.
However the difficulty boils all the way down to this: You possibly can please a number of the individuals all the time, and all the individuals a number of the time, however you may’t please all the individuals all the time.
It’s time for Jerry Dias to determine: Whom does he wish to please? These in favour of vaccines or those that usually are not?
Dias is aware of vaccines are a selection, and his personal native presidents know what which means.
“In case you don’t wish to get vaccinated, that’s your selection,” Cassidy mentioned on Oct. 14. “With decisions, typically there are penalties, [including] discharge.”
So, now what — or, quite, who—is it going tob e? As a result of you may’t please all the individuals all the time.