Less than one-quarter of the 3,830 city workers who face being suspended for refusing to follow a new mandatory vaccine rule will be dealt with in a disciplinary hearing.
That’s according to the city’s public works department, which said about one-quarter of its vaccine bill had been processed by Wednesday.
The bill was passed late last month but interim city manager Stan Meiburg last week said that the 3,330 non-vaccinators would face being permanently removed from their jobs.
Municipal workers are being required to complete vaccinations or face a 30-day suspension. Meiburg said he wanted to know how many city workers have refused the vaccine requirement by Wednesday, so that he could determine if they could be given back their jobs.
The bill, championed by Mayor John Tory, requires all city employees to cover children enrolled in Toronto schools, libraries and community centres starting next year.