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Ontario Government Considers Forcing Hospitals to Re-Hire Unvaccinated Workers Due to Staffing Shortages

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Hospitals and other public sector employers in Ontario may be forced to re-hire unvaccinated workers.

The provincial government is considering a policy to confront severe staffing shortages in the healthcare system.

While it remains unclear how far discussions have progressed, the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) oddly thinks re-hiring unvaccinated workers would worsen the crisis.

Anthony Dale, head of the OHA, warned the government not to interfere with hospital policies regarding healthcare worker vaccinations.

Ottawa Sun reported:

“Government interference on hospital decisions regarding health-care worker vaccinations would create significant disruption when hospitals are taking extraordinary measures to respond to the fourth wave,” said OHA head Anthony Dale in a statement.

Dale said the Ontario Hospital Association was made aware last week that the Ontario government was considering policy changes “that would make it mandatory for public sector employers, including hospitals, to re-hire employees that have been terminated for failing to comply with COVID-19 vaccination policies.”

Dale said the OHA has raised its concerns directly with the government.

Among other things, the OHA said mandatory vaccination policies are helping to stabilize and protect the province’s health-care workforce.

“Maintaining this approach will allow for greater continuity of care, support staff wellness and ensure fewer absences while also protecting the capacity and capability of Ontario’s health-care system into the future.”

While the OHA claims COVID-19 jab mandates stabilize the healthcare system, that hasn’t prevented Ontario from entering another tyrannical lockdown.

Rebel News noted:

This comes as the province has re-entered a state of lockdown and forced several sectors of ‘non-essential’ businesses to close once again, while ordering hospitals to postpone ‘non-urgent’ surgeries and procedures as hospitals struggle with staff shortages and limited inpatient capacity.

The vast majority of hospitals in Ontario have implemented mandatory vaccination policies, although the province does not technically require them. What the Ontario government has mandated is that vaccination policies be in place at all hospitals, which at a minimum require employees to reveal their vaccination status and undergo regular testing if they have not taken a COVID shot.

Since implementing their own mandatory vaccination policies throughout last fall, Ontario hospitals have fired hundreds of health-care workers across the province for refusal to comply.

Without any evidence, Dale argues that re-hiring unvaccinated healthcare workers would cause strain on Ontario’s healthcare system.

Yet, the experimental COVID-19 injections don’t prevent infection or transmission of the virus.

The latest Ontario figures show more COVID-19 cases amongst vaccinated individuals.

Wouldn’t the OHA want to re-hire the unvaccinated healthcare workers to relieve the strain of staffing shortages?

Or, is maintaining the mainstream narrative and authoritarian control more important?

 

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