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Unjabbed Richmond city workers awarded back pay in rare Canadian legal decision

The Epoch Times: 'Nearly 40 City of Richmond workers in B.C. who were put on unpaid leave for not providing proof of COVID-19 vaccination have won the right to return to work with back pay, in a rare legal decision to date in Canada.


'As decisions emerge one after another relating to the legal grounds for mandatory vaccination policies, the vast majority of arbitrators in Canada have sided with the employers.


'But in a mediated resolution issued at the end of March, Richmond staff members who refused to comply with the city’s vaccine mandate were awarded back pay from Dec. 20—when they were first put on unpaid leave—to Feb. 21. The resolution also allowed the 39 city workers, which includes nine fire firefighters, to return to work before the city lifted its vaccine mandate on April 8.'

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