Member Update #22 - Covid-19 – City of Winnipeg releases Administrative Standard for Employees and Contractors
October 13, 2021 at 1:49 PM
The City of Winnipeg has released its Administrative Standard with respect to COVID-19 vaccine requirements for city employees and contractors.
Their Administrative Standard requires that as of November 15, 2021, City employees and contractors identified as working in Designated Positions are required to have shown proof they are Fully Vaccinated or approved for an accommodation (on the basis of a protected characteristic in The Human Rights Code of Manitoba) or exemption (unrelated to protected characteristics in The Human Rights Code).
Those granted an accommodation or exemption, will be required to follow reasonable alternative measures such as regular testing, use of additional PPE (personal protective equipment) or other alternatives provided by the City.
For employees who are unvaccinated and believe they have a reason to seek an exemption, employees must request an exemption from the employer by November 1. If you have questions about their policy and how it may impact you, you should speak with your Human Resource Department.
If your request for an exemption is denied, you are encouraged to contact the union and we’ll look at it on a case-by-case basis to determine if the administrative standard has been followed.
You can read the City’s COVID-19 Administrative Standard here: