France suspends thousands of health care workers without pay for refusing to get mandatory Covid-19 vaccines

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  • 3,000 health care workers across France were suspended without pay yesterday
  • Jobs became mandatory for jobs in hospitals, care homes, health centers on Wednesday
  • He was suspended but a top court ruled that he could not be fired for denying Jabo

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Hospitals, care homes and health centers have suspended nearly 3,000 workers across France without pay for failing to comply with mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations.

On Wednesday, jabs became mandatory for health care workers in France who do not have a vaccine, with a temporary suspension going into effect yesterday.

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The workers were suspended without pay, but were not sacked following the apex court’s decision, as they could not be fired for refusing to vaccinate.

According to the local daily Nice Matin, about 450 health workers out of 7,500 have been suspended at just one hospital in the southern French city of Nice.

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However, the government turned its back on the effect.

Health Minister Olivier Veran told French RTL radio: ‘This is not anarchy, far from it, there were 27 million workers in the sector.

Hundreds of thousands of French have demonstrated in recent months against ‘pass sanitisers’ and mandatory vaccinations for health care workers.

Hospitals, care homes and health centers have suspended nearly 3,000 workers across France for failing to comply with mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations after the government refused to return to mandatory jabs despite massive protests .

On Wednesday, jabs became mandatory for health care workers in France who did not have a vaccine, with a temporary suspension going into effect yesterday.

On Wednesday, jabs became mandatory for health care workers in France who did not have a vaccine, with a temporary suspension going into effect yesterday.

He said there are some cases where this has affected care, such as the use of MRI complicating the brief, but that most suspended staff work in support roles, limiting the impact.

“Most suspensions are only temporary … many people decide to vaccinate because they see that the vaccination mandate is a reality,” Veran said.

But unions have warned of potential disruptions to care, and a few absences on a team are enough to trigger a crisis, Emmanuel Chignon, a care home manager in Bordeaux, told Reuters this week, pointing to the fact that How difficult it was to hire employees in this field. .

“If we can’t replace caregivers who leave, work will fall on others, and I fear an immoral cycle with increased fatigue, exhaustion and absenteeism,” he said.

President Emmanuel Macron’s decision in mid-July to require a uniform health pass to go anywhere from restaurants to gyms and museums, and made the jab mandatory for health workers, led to a massive increase in vaccinations. happened.

It comes as the rest of Europe grapples with how far to go to tackle the pandemic.

President Emmanuel Macron's decision in mid-July to require a uniform health pass to go anywhere from restaurants to gyms and museums, and to make the jab mandatory for health workers, has led to a massive increase in vaccinations.

President Emmanuel Macron’s decision in mid-July to require a uniform health pass to go anywhere from restaurants to gyms and museums, and to make the jab mandatory for health workers, has led to a massive increase in vaccinations.

Hundreds of thousands of French have demonstrated in recent months against 'pass sanitisers' and mandatory vaccinations for health care workers

Hundreds of thousands of French have demonstrated in recent months against ‘pass sanitisers’ and mandatory vaccinations for health care workers

Italy yesterday rolled out its anti-Covid ‘green pass’, which requires vaccination, a negative test, or proof of recent recovery from the infection for all employees.

The law, which will penalize workers who have not been vaccinated or who do not have evidence of a recent negative coronavirus test, is set to go into effect on October 15.

“We are expanding the ‘Green Pass’ obligation to the entire world of work, both public and private,” Health Minister Roberto Speranza told a news conference after the government made the decision.

“And we’re doing it for two basic reasons: to make these places safer and to strengthen our vaccination campaign,” Speranza said.

The pass is a certificate indicating whether someone has been vaccinated against COVID-19, has tested negative in the last 48 hours, or has recently recovered from the virus.

Italy has made vaccine passports mandatory for all workers under a new decree in the first major European country to implement controversial measures

Italy has made vaccine passports mandatory for all workers under a new decree in the first major European country to implement controversial measures

“We are expanding the ‘green pass’ obligation to the entire world of work, both public and private,” Health Minister Roberto Speranza told a news conference after the government made the decision.

It is currently mandatory for indoor-dining in restaurants, for cinemas and sports stadiums, for intercity trains and buses or domestic flights, and for teachers.

In Italy, just over 40 million people have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, which is roughly the same as 75 percent of the population over the age of 12. And the government expects that this figure will increase to another 40 lakhs.

According to media reports, under the new law, workers who fail to make passes will face fines of up to 1,000 euros ($1,200).

He said that failure to secure the pass could result in suspension of the employee due to undue absence.

Even within the medical establishment where vaccination is mandatory, the vaccine faces hurdles.

The FNOMCEO Medical Association told AFP on Thursday that 728 doctors had been suspended for not being vaccinated.

According to the government, among teaching staff, 93.1 percent have been double vaccinated or have received at least the first dose, while another 6.7 percent are awaiting the first dose or single-dose Johnson & Johnson jab.

Public Administration Minister Renato Bruneta said the government’s decision pertains to ‘a total of 23 million workers, the entire human capital of the country’.

Greece has introduced requirements for non-vaccinated employees in the private and public sectors to be tested at their own expense once or twice a week, depending on their profession.

Greece has introduced requirements for non-vaccinated employees in the private and public sectors to be tested at their own expense once or twice a week, depending on their profession.

Greece has introduced requirements from September 13 for non-vaccinated employees in the private and public sectors to be tested once or twice a week at their own expense, depending on their profession.

Meanwhile, a health pass at work has been made mandatory in Slovenia from Wednesday.

And in the Netherlands…

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