AFL pushing for changes to cope with H1N1

The Alberta Federation of Labour is pushing for change in the wake of the H1N1 pandemic.

Concerns are being raised about why front-line workers like police and EMS have not been given the H1N1 vaccine yet.

Alberta Federation of Labour president Gil McGowan tells 660News the government should make it easier for its employees to get the vaccination.
He says, "These are people who are on the front lines, providing services that we can't do without. We feel very strongly that they should be allowed be allowed to move up to the front of the line to receive their shot, so there isn't a disruption in necessary services."

McGowan also believes the province needs to change the Employment Standards Code so legislation is in place guaranteeing workers won't be fired if they stay home because they're experiencing flu symptoms.

660News, Thurs Oct 29 2009

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