DOLE, employers’ group reject ‘no vaccination, no work’ policy

The supposed “no vaccination, no work” policy of some companies is impractical, the labor department and an employers’ group said.

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello stated his agency would create a department order “for the guidance of both the employee and the employer.”

He added, “(There’s no such policy or law and most of all it’s impractical because we don’t have enough vaccines.)”

The Employers Confederation of the Philippines also denied that companies were implementing such a policy.

ECOP president Sergio Ortiz-Luis Jr said, “(We don’t know where those reports came from. It’s not practical, many companies, especially small firms, rely on government’s vaccines, we don’t know when it will arrive and if people want to be inoculated.)”

Bello said companies who procured their own vaccine supply should not give it to their employees at a cost, adding, “(If they buy at their own initiative, they can’t sell ito to their employees.)”

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