Chief Minister pleads with Canberra businesses to help employees get jabbed | ABC News

Chief Minister pleads with Canberra businesses to help employees get jabbed | ABC News

[Applause] the chief minister is stepping up calling on the private sector to do the same i am very publicly asking you as canberra’s business leaders to help in this effort to do what you can to encourage and support your employees to get vaccinated with the ict one of the few places left in the eastern half of the country where large gatherings are still allowed andrew barr used his state of the territory address to call for industry leaders to help keep it that way by giving employees paid leave to get vaccinated against covert 19 and recover from any side effects but there won’t be a subsidy with shift workers and those who work on weekends we have slots available at other times of day so that’s the best contribution that we can make and that’s what we’ll be focusing on the owner of this cafe says he does what he can to support his staff but think some businesses already hard hit by the pandemic might struggle to heed the call if i was to do very quick math right now if a company has 20 employees casual and they’ve all got to get two days paid ten thousand dollars or thereabouts and a lot of businesses can’t afford that right now having seen the impact of sydney’s lockdown industry advocates say businesses want to play their part and some already are if you need any better motivation at the moment if you’re a construction worker to go and get vaccinated just have a look at the 75 000 people that have been affected up there that can’t work in the construction sector if we can have a dialogue if the business come to the government and say look you know we really want to help we really want to make this happen but there’s a barrier there or there’s going to be a financial impost hopefully we can have a conversation about that the chief minister hasn’t ruled out non-financial support with vaccination clinics that visit workplaces a possibility once vaccine supplies increase in the meantime mr barr says keeping canberra from becoming like sydney should be economic incentive enough harry frost abc news canberra you
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