89 City Employees On Unpaid Leave In Hamilton Due To COVID-19 Vaccination Policy – Hamilton | The Canadian News

The City of Hamilton says more and more employees are complying with its COVID-19 vaccination verification policy.

The city says 89 staff members, most of them part-time employees, remain on unpaid leave as a result of not being vaccinated or not disclosing their status.

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The city adds that the majority of non-compliant personnel are in firefighting and traffic, and that has resulted in some minor service impacts for Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) customers after service was proactively reduced. on Route 51 University.

The HSR notes that there are many other service options that McMaster University supports, and the changes to Route 51 will remain in effect until further notice.

The number of non-compliant city employees has been significantly reduced from the city’s initial estimate of 317, as stated in a Nov. 4 press release.

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The city adds that just over 500 employees are participating in its rapid testing program, which requires unvaccinated personnel to submit test results twice a week.

The 89 staff members currently on unpaid leave represent 1.2 percent of Hamilton’s municipal workforce and include 24 full-time employees and 65 part-time employees.

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