As Ontario continues to grapple with the fourth wave of the pandemic, the London Traffic Commission (LTC) requires its drivers to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
The LTC said in a staff report that by October 8, employees must confirm their vaccination status as one of the following:
- Fully vaccinated
- Not vaccinated by medical exemption
- Not vaccinated for human rights exemption
- Not vaccinated
Another part of the policy requires all employees to be fully vaccinated or provide confirmation that they meet one of the exemptions no later than November 12.
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“Employees who do not meet (the) criteria (will result in) corrective and / or disciplinary action,” the report said.
The COVID-19 Vaccination Policy also applies to contractors and consultants working for or on behalf of London Transit.
These positions include office cleaners and specialty service contractors.
The LTC says they will also have until November 12 to provide a certification that they meet one of the criteria set out in the policy.
“Failure to meet established criteria will result in removal of the contractor / consultant from LTC’s facilities and / or cancellation of the contract,” the report reads.
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In addition to the vaccination policy, a member of the LTC Commission requested a draft of a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that would apply to all members of the Commission.
London Transit noted that the Commission’s role does not require regular visits to LTC workplaces or regular in-person interaction with employees.
The LTC has asked the Commissioner to consider limiting the vaccination requirement to Commissioners who plan to attend the facility or work in person with employees.
The London Transit Commission is scheduled to discuss this at its next meeting, which is scheduled for Wednesday, September 29 at 5 p.m.
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