Are masks or vaccinations mandatory?
Can your hospital make you wear a mask during an outbreak if you have chosen to not have a flu shot? The answer is “No”. An arbitrator has ruled that this policy is in violation of the Collective Agreement as it is punitive to those who, under the terms of the CA, have chosen not to vaccinate.
What if I am told to wear a mask?
Some employers may not be following this decision so you should follow direction from the employer and file a grievance through your SEIU Healthcare representative or call the MRC at 1 877 672 7348. It is our position that all employers should adhere to the award.
To view the award in its entirety, click here.