B.C. public servants are calling for an end to the proof of COVID-19 vaccination mandate for provincial government workers. The group’s spokesperson is hopeful that there is a shift in the way their employer sees the current situation with the pandemic winding down, and that Wanamaker will hear their appeal to return to work.
“As the BCGEU President, you are responsible for addressing problems affecting the union’s members, responding and engaging with all members and developing concrete strategies through direct consultation. We respectfully request you fulfill those responsibilities to this group regarding the concern(s) we raise herein.”………
“The human rights and informed consent law that I have summarized in this letter, is very longstanding and oft-applied in Canada. This law will not be overthrown by the hasty ideological decisions of human rights tribunals and transitory governments chasing the passing winds of public opinion in these turbulent times.”
“The country I come from also has a card system to control who could survive and how, and who will be condemned to death or isolation just because of a different ideology. Everything started with stigma and discriminatory speech like the ones I hear these days in Canada.”
“The Proposed Policy as outlined in your October 5, 2021 email and in the BCPS’ COVID-19 response FAQs document is unlawful, unconstitutional, discriminatory
and unethical. The only acceptable outcome is to withdraw the Proposed Policy, acknowledge your misjudgment, and allow BCPS employees to carry on with their jobs without further coercive and unjustified interference in their personal lives and private medical decisions.”