- Does my employer have to give me time off to get vaccinated?
- Can I take sick leave to get vaccinated?
- Can I take sick leave if I feel unwell after being vaccinated?
- Does my employer have to consult me about introducing new vaccination policies?
- Can my employer make vaccinations in the workplace mandatory?
- Who is liable if I have an adverse reaction to a work-mandated vaccination?
- What is the AMWU's position on mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations?
- How can I get vaccinated?
- Where can I find more information?
Employers are likely to make policy and operational changes that affect AMWU members’ interests in response to COVID-19.
Employers have obligations under WHS legislation and the Fair Work Act 2009 (the “FW Act”) to consult with employees about these types of changes.
Apprentices like yourself are the future of our industry. Your employment, training and safety remain a priority so we’ve put together some advice to ensure you know and can exercise your rights at work.
This advice should be read alongside other advice provided by the union about general pay and conditions matters, and health and safety, as well as advice available from governments, training providers, and your employer.
If you have any questions or need support, get in touch with Helpdesk.
- Know what’s in your training contract
- Your employer must discuss changes with you before making them
- Your apprenticeship may be extended or shortened
- What if you don’t feel ready to be assessed as competent?
- What if there isn’t enough work?
- What if you are stood down?
- Can you be asked to perform different duties?
- Can you be dismissed?
- What support is the government offering?