‘No discrimination’ vs unvaxxed workers assured

THE Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PamCham) on Saturday, October 23, 2021, gave its assurance that there will be “no discrimination” against unvaccinated workers within the ranks of its hundreds of members, which employ hundreds of thousands of employees in various businesses.

The assurance came from PamCham president Nestor Mangio, after the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases issued a resolution on the alert level system, which Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said is a legal basis to fire or withhold the salaries of employees who are not fully vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

The resolution, particularly on Alert Level 3, mandates that only companies or establishments with fully vaccinated employees may expand their operational capacities.

Pampanga is not included in areas under the alert level system, but the chamber president stressed that it nevertheless encourages vaccination for all its members to sustain recovery of the local economy and avoid discrimination in any form.

“PamCham assures the employees of its registered members that there will be no discrimination against unvaccinated workers and that they could go on working provided health protocols in their areas are strictly complied with. But PamCham emphasizes that we strongly urge them to get vaccinated for their own and co-workers’ protection,” he said.

THE Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PamCham) on Saturday, October 23, 2021, gave its assurance that there will be “no discrimination” against unvaccinated workers within the ranks of its hundreds of members, which employ hundreds of thousands of employees in various businesses.

The assurance came from PamCham president Nestor Mangio, after the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases issued a resolution on the alert level system, which Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said is a legal basis to fire or withhold the salaries of employees who are not fully vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

The resolution, particularly on Alert Level 3, mandates that only companies or establishments with fully vaccinated employees may expand their operational capacities.

Pampanga is not included in areas under the alert level system, but the chamber president stressed that it nevertheless encourages vaccination for all its members to sustain recovery of the local economy and avoid discrimination in any form.

“PamCham assures the employees of its registered members that there will be no discrimination against unvaccinated workers and that they could go on working provided health protocols in their areas are strictly complied with. But PamCham emphasizes that we strongly urge them to get vaccinated for their own and co-workers’ protection,” he said.

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