CITY OF TORONTO SUSPENDS NEARLY 250 EMPLOYEES FOR NOT FOLLOWING VACCINATION POLICY
Nov 05, 2021
By Bob Komsic
The City of Toronto has placed 248 workers on unpaid suspension for not following its mandatory vaccination policy.
Another 51 are on leave of absence while the city reviews their requests for accommodation.
City managers and supervisors are talking individually to those who have yet to either receive a dose or have not reported their vaccination status.
Those suspended without pay for a maximum of six weeks, face termination if they’re not fully protected by December 13.
The City says 30,204 employees (94% of the workforce) have been vaccinated, while 31,910 (99%) have submitted their proof of vaccination while 396 (1%) have not.
”The vast majority of employees have done the right thing to protect themselves and the health and safety of their colleagues,” Mayor John Tory says in a statement.
”I continue to urge all City employees and all Toronto residents to get vaccinated — it is safe and it is the best way to protect the progress we have made fighting this pandemic. As we continue to deal with this pandemic, the City’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy is one important step that we took to help protect the health and safety of all City employees, their families, and our residents.”