Mandatory vaccinations – the right to say no (or not)
The controversial debate around your right to refuse the COVID-19 vaccination is far from over. In January this year MISA posted an article where we were of the opinion that you have a right to say no! In fact we concluded our article by saying that there is no clear cut answer, each situation must be weighed and decided on its own merits.
MISA’s view is the same as that of law expert, Professor Hugo Pienaar – ‘it is always the preferred option for the employer to engage in meaningful consultations with the employees and/or their representatives before embarking on any changes that will impact them.’
Regardless of recent media coverage reiterating that the government’s stance regarding the COVID-19 vaccinations is that this will always be voluntary and an agreement from NEDLAC confirming the same, the reality is that the buck, so to speak, now stops with your employer.
In this issue we look at this important topic and urge you to acquaint yourself with all the facts and, as always, contact MISA should you be in any doubt.
In this edition, we bring news on the upcoming MISA AGM on 12 August 2021 and Women’s Day Breakfast on 13 August 2021, as well as other MISA initiatives to the benefit of our members.
Martlé Keyter CEO: Operations, MISA PS: To read this month’s MISA eDATA, please view below should the browser not open please here or on the READ HERE button.