According to the Ministry of Human Resources, about 52,000 employees in Singapore have not yet been vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine.
About 6,700 of them are said to be 60 years of age or older and are at high risk of contracting the virus.
Only a small portion of the staff,
The ministry pointed out that they are not eligible to be vaccinated.
As of the 19th of this month, 80 percent of the company’s employees had been vaccinated.
Ninety-eight percent of all workers are fully vaccinated.
In Singapore, it was announced yesterday (December 26) that those who have not been vaccinated will not be allowed to enter work from next month (January 15).
The ministry has asked employers to shift non-vaccinated employees to other jobs where they can work from home with appropriate pay reforms.
Companies can also send employees on unpaid leave subject to conditions based on mutual consent.
After considering all the possibilities, the employer can dismiss the employee after giving proper notice in accordance with the terms of the employment contract.
However, the ministry demanded that this be considered as a final solution.
The Ministry of Manpower has made it clear that dismissal of employees on the ground of inability to come and work as per the agreement will not be considered as misconduct.
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