Vaccine Refusers Lose Jobs at City of Quesnel – BC News

Vaccine refusers are losing jobs

Mark Nielsen / Prince George Citizen – | Story: 399408

The former employees of the city of Quesnel who lost their jobs because they refused to be vaccinated against COVID-19 are not coming back, the municipality’s manager says.

In an email to the Citizen, Byron Johnson said the matter has been saddened by their union, the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

“All those grievances have been resolved. I can’t share the details because it’s subject to a confidentiality agreement, but I can state that those former employees will not be returning to the city,” Johnson said.

In a separate email to the Citizen, CUPE spokesperson Steven Beasley also said he could not provide details of the outcome due to confidentiality, but did say the cases had not been submitted to arbitration, with a dispute being sent to a third party for a decision. is presented.

An attempt by 10 of the employees to have their case heard in BC’s Supreme Court was recently rejected by a judge who felt the case would be better handled under the procedure set out in the collective agreements between the municipalities and the two local CUPE residents representing Employees of the City of Quesnel.

The 10 were terminated in February after they refused to prove they had been fully vaccinated or given shelter under the human rights code.

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