Unvaccinated teachers allowed back to work from next term under new proposal
Unvaccinated teachers will be able to return to work from the first day of term three under a plan that could see hundreds of casual staff free to come back to classrooms from next month.
NSW Department of Education Secretary, Georgina Harrisson, said the new position followed an independent risk assessment that considered health advice and the use of COVID-19 mitigation measures in the current phase of the pandemic.
Under the plan, teachers and administration staff who quit or were sacked for refusing to be vaccinated will be able to apply for jobs from July 18.
A spokesperson for the department said 798 staff had either resigned or were dismissed due to the vaccine mandate and another 201 were under investigation for non-compliance. Another 430 teaching staff are currently suspended …
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