The Opposition Spokesperson for Labour and Social Security, Senator Dr. Floyd Morris, is calling for more dialogue on vaccination requirements in the workplace.
In a media release on Monday (September 6) Morris said townhalls on the matter would be helpful to workers.
Morris said that the third wave of COVID-19 brought with it growing anxiety around the topic of mandatory vaccination for workers.
“With over 1,600 deaths and 71,000+ reported cases, there is need for consensus on how to treat the matter,” said Morris.
“This matter must be addressed with empathy. Many believe taking the vaccine is a matter of individual rights and freedoms, while others believe vaccination efforts are necessary in safeguarding community wellness,” he added.
Morris encouraged the government to facilitate consultations with the opposition, trade unions, employers and members of civil society to create a plan on moving forward.
He further noted that alacrity was needed on the matter.