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Busa2Engineering News reports that Business Unity SA (Busa) has disputed a 7 December claim by Department of Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi that it has approached the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) seeking a mandatory vaccination declaratory order.

Nxesi claimed during Nedlac’s annual summit that government supported Busa going to the ConCourt to get a declaratory order. “The correct position is that Busa indicated we will consult our legal advisers about the possibility of applying to the High Court for a declaratory order to provide additional legal certainty to back up the occupational health and safety (OHS) guidelines already in place,” Busa CEO Cas Coovadi indicated. He added that Busa was in the process of doing that, but would only be able to put in an application once its senior counsel was satisfied that there was a case to apply for a declaratory order. Coovadia added that Busa had taken the view that the current OHS guidelines enabled employers to put into place mechanisms to enable vaccination of all staff to meet their responsibility of ensuring a safe workplace for all their staff. “This is being undertaken within the confines of the guidelines and we are seeing incredibly positive responses from all staff in firms that have applied the OHS guidelines,” he indicated.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard at Engineering News
  • Read too, Neasa pushes back against Nedlac's call for mandatory workplace vaccination, at Fin24

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