Published on 30th November 2021
In the course of 2021, new measures were adopted across the world to mitigate the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic; most notably, the release of vaccines. The World Employment Confederation therefore updated the guidelines it had adopted in March 2021 to take those developments into consideration.
Those guidelines relate to occupational health & safety protocols to be applied to agency workers when it comes to vaccination, testing, basic protective measures, public health interventions and tracing. The overall objective remains to ensure that the same equal standards and practices are applied to agency work personnel as to user companies’ personnel.
Regarding vaccination, while campaigns have ramped up since summer of 2021 in many of the countries where WEC members operate in, WEC members will not enforce a mandatory vaccination policy except where required by law or regulation. WEC members do encourage the vaccination of agency workers and at the same time respect the choice and fundamental rights to physical integrity of agency workers to get vaccinated or not, in line with local requirements and regulations.
For further details, please consult the guidelines.