Eric Naki
Political Editor
2 minute read
8 Dec 2021
5:13 am

Unions change tune again on mandatory vaccination

Eric Naki

This follows the rejection of mandates by trade union umbrella body, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), on Tuesday.

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The vexatious issue of vaccine mandates could threaten the successful cooperative work being done by the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac). This follows the rejection of mandates by trade union umbrella body, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), on Tuesday. Minister of Employment and Labour Thulas Nxesi said the social partners in the Nedlac Rapid Response task team had recommended the health and safety directorate of the department of labour “should be strengthenedso vaccination can become mandatory where a risk assessment at the workplace requires this” and that “access to certain venues, gatherings and events particularly...