It’s no longer your body, your country or your money
Tim Blair reports on the latest in Victorian ‘measures’: confiscating workers’ money until they fold:
A Daily Telegraph reader’s daughter has worked for a number of years at a Melbourne hospital. She decided that the vaccine wasn’t for her.
So she was stood down, as she’d anticipated. She then asked about accessing her long service leave, only to receive this response:
Unfortunately the directive at this time is all staff non-compliant with the mandate (ie: must have had/or booked for a first dose before Friday 29/10) cannot access their leave entitlements.
Long service leave can only be accessed once compliant with the mandate.
As you currently remain non-compliant with the Directions you have no legal access to pay or entitlements. If you become compliant (have a first dose before Friday 29/10) you can then access long service leave.
That leave was legally accrued. It should be money in the bank. Instead, however, it is being withheld due to the hospital’s claimed need to remain “legally compliant”.
On federal polling day, remember that Scott Morrison and the Liberals silently consented to this.
LATEST: Tim has updated his post to report that the woman has now been fired.