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Delta will charge unvaccinated employees $200 per monthDelta Air Lines will charge employees on the company health plan $200 a month if they fail to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a policy the airline’s top executive says is necessary because the average hospital stay for the virus costs the airline $40,000. (apnews.com) More...
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for persons in a public contact position,as are most airline employees (and even those in offices interact with others,but not on a "grand scale")requiring vaccinations for known public and contagious health concerns is not a matter of "choice", but a matter of common sense..if you want to work and remain healthy,especailly if you deal with multitudes of people in close proximity,you should be willing to protect yourself,abd possbly others from a virus ...i think delta is within its rights to charge those refusing to have a vaccination.larger premiums..just as insurance companies can charge you more if you have your own policy, or say no to coverage if you have frequent issues..many companies haves stated not vaccination,no job..at least delta is giving an option!
I believe Air Canada gave it’s employees until October 30th to get vaccinated or risk termination or forced unpaid leave!
How much are they charging vaccinated employees who end up with COVID and are costing the company the same amount of money? I mean, fair is fair, right?
They are charging employees on the company health plan. It’s an insurance issue. My former employer charged smokers extra.
I suppose they get their regular paid sick days same as those who stay home with the flu, head colds or similar? A personal opinion is that every individual employed in any international transportation whether by air, land or water should have mandated vaccinations for all diseases as a part of the job requirement. Interesting that Air Canada like other major carriers have to hire a slew of full time employees just to fill in for the sick ones….ie. standby F/A’s at the airport, reserve pilots sitting at home waiting for the last minute call etc. Maintenance & cleaning staff running on three shifts! There’s definitely a cost involved.
The vast majority of "breakthrough" Covid cases do not require hospitalization, hence the savings for vaccinated employees.
Apples and oranges. The vaccinated employees are behaving like responsible citizens. Unvaccinated (those who do not have a medical reason to not vaccinated) are a public health threat and a liability.