The ASU has been attempting to keep City of Hobart accountable concerning proper and full consultation around the introduction of mandatory vaccinations at City of Hobart. The ASU’s priority is ensuring the safety of all employees which includes proper consultation in relation to any work, health & safety matter.

As you are aware, City of Hobart has now finalised the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. The ASU is awaiting a response to the questions and feedback we provided about the Policy. The ASU has also requested the introduction of paid pandemic leave, which is another control in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

To date, City of Hobart management has not engaged in correct consultation with Health & Safety Representatives (HSRs), the ASU or staff about the risk assessment undertaken concerning the introduction of this policy.

In accordance with the Work Health & Safety Act 2012 (Tas), full risk assessments in proper consultation with HSRs and staff need to be undertaken for all work, health & safety matters. This includes risks to employees such as:

  • the reopening of our borders and COVID-19
  • physical and psycho-social well-being in relation to monitoring the public’s vaccination status before allowing entry to Council premises
  • the introduction of mandatory vaccinations.

We will continue our attempts to ensure that City of Hobart genuinely and correctly consults on all matters.

If any member needs assistance or has any queries concerning COVID-19 or the Policy, please do not hesitate to contact the ASU.

For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Karen Tantari | 0472 512 484 | ktantari@asuvictas.com.au

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