Thousands of Australian staff at a major company are FORCED to get a Covid vaccine or face working from home forever – as well as being banned from work Christmas parties
- One of the big four accounting firms has introduced a mandated jab policy
- PwC told their 8000 staff they need to get vaccinated against Covid-19
- If they refuse to get double-dosed they won’t be allowed to return to the office
- Unvaccinated workers also won’t be permitted to attend their Christmas party
One of the globe’s big four accounting firms has demanded their Australian staff get vaccinated against Covid-19 if they ever want to go back to the office or attend their work Christmas party.
PwC will reopen its offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Parramatta and Newcastle at the beginning of November, but only to workers who’ve had the jab.
The auditing and consulting giant sent out a memo to its 8000 Australian staff on Monday, The Australian reported, informing them of the mandatory vaccination policy on the same day NSW emerged from 106 days in lockdown.
Office Christmas parties hang in the balance for unvaccinated workers at accounting firm PwC (stock image)
PwC will reopen its offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Parramatta and Newcastle at the beginning of November, but only to workers who’ve had the jab
‘From the date of reopening, all partners, staff, contractors, clients and visitors wanting to access those offices will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19,’ the Australia head of people and culture, Catherine Walsh said.
‘Similarly, partners, staff and contractors located in these locations will also need to be fully vaccinated to undertake any work-related travel, visit any client sites or attend work-related events’.
She said the decision to compel its army of bean counters to get double-dosed was based on the firm’s commitment to the ‘health, well-being and safety of our people, our families, our clients and our communities, as well as government health directives.’
Internal surveys suggest that 97 per cent of the juggernaut’s staff and partners were already planning to get the jab before December 31.
The police announcement follows a host of other major companies in Australia including Qantas, Virgin, SPC, 13Cabs and BHP, which have also introduced similar vaccination mandates.
Rival big four firm Deloitte is another to have brought in a compulsory jab program.
PwC said the decision to compel its army of bean counters to get double-dosed was based on the firm’s commitment to the ‘health, well-being and safety’. Pictured: A health care worker fills a syringe with a Pfizer vaccine
Internal surveys suggest that 97 per cent of the juggernaut’s staff and partners were already planning to get the jab before December 31 (stock image)
While EY and KPMG have championed the federal government’s ‘Vax Return’ campaign, they are yet to introduce a mandated scheme themselves.
‘Vaccination is essential if Australia is to emerge as quickly as possible from disruptive cycles of lockdowns and to commence the urgent task of re-opening our country,’ Deloitte Australia CEO Adam Powick said at the end of September.
‘As a firm and a profession, we are strongly encouraging and supporting our people to get vaccinated and the response to this call has been overwhelmingly positive.
‘We have now come together as a Big 4 group of firms to convey our collective support for the national vaccination program as this is a critically important foundation for the economic and social health of our nation.’
PwC (Sydney office pictured) have demanded their 8000 staff get vaccinated against Covid-19
WHY VACCINES ARE IMPORTANT
Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting people against harmful diseases before they come into contact with them.
Immunisation not only protects individuals, but also others in the community, by reducing the spread of preventable diseases.
Research and testing is an essential part of developing safe and effective vaccines.
In Australia, vaccines must pass strict safety testing before the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) will register them for use. Approval of vaccines can take up to 10 years.
Before vaccines become available to the public, large clinical trials test them on thousands of people.
High-quality studies over many years have compared the health of large numbers of vaccinated and unvaccinated children. Medical information from nearly 1.5 million children around the world have confirmed that vaccination does not cause autism.
People first became concerned about autism and immunisation after the medical journal The Lancet published a paper in 1998. This paper claimed there was a link between the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism. Since then, scientists have completely discredited this paper. The Lancet withdrew it in 2010 and printed an apology. The UK’s General Medical Council struck the author off the medical register for misconduct and dishonesty.
Source: Australian Department of Health
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