For good in recent days has opened the debate on the mandatory vaccination of several groups of workers, given the reluctance of a portion of the population not to come to be vaccinated.
The prime minister stood on this possibility a few days ago Kyriakos Mitsotakis during the meeting he had with the President of the Republic Ekaterini Sakkellaropoulou, characteristically emphasizing that its conclusion is expected in the near future Bioethics Committee, so that the public debate can officially begin.
Skin for mandatory vaccination: Discussion should not be taboo
The government appears determined to proceed with legislation that makes vaccination of categories of workers mandatory. In fact, the discussion will be combined with the possibility of gaining more privileges [or "facilities", as stated by the Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis] "The whole debate over the necessity of vaccination should not be taboo. It must include more and more cases ", the Deputy Minister of Interior stressed characteristically speaking while speaking on SKAI TV station Stelios Petsas.
He added that this presupposes that they exist available vaccines for all citizens. "The discussion about facilities and incentives for those who are vaccinated is about acceleration of the vaccination schedule since we also have a stock of vaccines. "If someone works in a contact area, they can move to another location," he said.
Mandatory vaccination: Which employees follow after the health ones
As is well known, ήδη η κυβέρνηση προωθεί νομοθετική ρύθμιση που θα περιλαμβάνει τον υποχρεωτικό εμβολιασμό για τους υγειονομικούς αλλά και για όσους εργάζονται σε μονάδες φροντίδας ηλικιωμένων και ασθενών.
But as he wrote a few days ago ethnos.gr, the the issue of compulsory vaccination of teachers συζητείται εδώ και καιρό στους κόλπους της κυβέρνησης, although teachers and educators have largely been vaccinated voluntarily. Στόχος είναι να προστατευθεί η team of teachers αλλά και να μην υπάρχει διασπορά στη μαθητική κοινότητα που μπορεί να προκαλέσει περαιτέρω προβλήματα και να καταγραφεί ενδοοικογενειακή διασπορά από τον Φθινόπωρο. Άλλωστε μεγάλο ποσοστό εκπαιδευτικών είναι μεγάλης ηλικίας και υπάρχουν φόβοι και για serious illness.
Παράλληλα πληροφορίες του ethnos.gr αναφέρουν ότι στη συζήτηση έχουν μπει και οι public servants οι οποίοι όμως εργάζονται σε υπηρεσίες που εξυπηρετούν και έρχονται σε επαφή με πολίτες. It is one of the scenarios being considered so that the public sector has increased vaccination rates and there is no dispersion of citizens who go to public services to be served..
What will happen to the unvaccinated in the private sector
But apart from the mandatory vaccination by law, which has - as everything shows in the works the government- a parallel discussion has begun: That of compulsory vaccination by the lateral route. That is, whether or not a company is legal to employ people who have not been vaccinated.
The issue was indirectly raised by the Minister of Development Adonis Georgiades last Wednesday with his intervention on ERT, where as stressed anyone who does not want to be vaccinated, he must also bear the consequences of his decision.
«(…) A large hotelier came to my office and asked me if a small part of the staff did not want to be vaccinated. Καταλήξαμε ότι θα πρέπει να ενημερώσουμε τους εργαζομένους ότι για την ασφάλεια της επιχείρησης θα πρέπει να εμβολιαστούν όλοι και anyone who does not want to be vaccinated, he must also bear the consequences of his decision. Δεν μπορεί μια επιχείρηση να κινδυνεύει να κλείσει, because an employee wants to practice it, supposedly his right, not to be vaccinated. Στην υπάρχουσα εργασιακή νομοθεσία μια επιχείρηση μπορεί να απολύσει έναν υπάλληλο εάν ο εργαζόμενος θέτει σε κίνδυνο την επιχείρηση», noted Mr.. Georgiadis.
From his side, the professor of Constitutional Law Costas Chrysogonis, may have distanced itself from Georgiadis' position on the right of employers to dismiss unvaccinated, but was in favor of the possibility of putting on leave or a worker who is not vaccinated with a parallel drastic reduction in remuneration.
He added that "the denier also has the right to human value, but also the State has the right to the most effective way it has to deal with the pandemic which is the vaccine», adding “the Constitution establishes the principle of proportionality. Restrictions may be imposed, but they must not exceed the measure of necessity. You can not fire him e.g.. after thirty years of work, but until the pandemic is addressed, you can take it on holiday or availability,».
As he pointed out, there are no relevant court decisions yet, αλλά εκτίμησε ότι τα παραπάνω εντάσσονται στο όριο της νομιμότητας. "He who refuses the vaccine, can be put on a professional margin, until the pandemic is tackled and if it comes in contact with a lot of people, "We can not say that it applies to a night watchman who is alone," he said.
There is a growing interest in vaccinations
However, In recent days, the interest for vaccination by the citizens is increasing. The Minister of Digital Government, Kyriakos Pierrakakis in a TV interview on ANT1 he stated that they were closed on Thursday 107.000 appointment: "The most interesting thing about the wider part of the vaccination is that they were closed yesterday 107.000 appointment. That is, 70.000 appointments were made by those for whom the platform was purely open (for the age group 25-29 years), but also 37.000 citizens of other age groups who had not booked their appointment for so long came in and closed it yesterday. The process is ongoing and new appointments are constantly being made ". He even underlined that "as more vaccines are received, supply lines will be added. So very soon there will be a much bigger offer "and reiterated that the system has flexibility in relation to the place, in which one wishes to be vaccinated.