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Channel Seven ‘considers making Covid-19 vaccine mandatory for staff’

Channel Seven ‘considers making the Covid-19 vaccine mandatory for staff’ after sending out an internal survey

Channel Seven may soon announce a decision on whether or not the Covid-19 vaccine will be made mandatory for staff.

The network canvassed its employees’ views on such a mandate in an internal survey sent out via email this week.

Some staff members are said to be concerned about their future at the company if a ‘no jab, no job’ policy is implemented, reports TV Blackbox.

However, Seven told Daily Mail Australia it is not yet proposing mandatory vaccines, and will only make a decision after ‘consultation with our staff’. 

Survey: Channel Seven may soon announce a decision on whether or not the Covid-19 vaccine will be made mandatory for staff. The network canvassed its employees’ views on such a mandate in a survey sent via email this week. Pictured: Seven’s headquarters in Martin Place

The survey reads: ‘As the Covid Delta strain gathers momentum, talk is turning to whether or not vaccination should be mandatory for staff. 

‘Before Seven makes a decision, we want to understand your views.

‘To obtain your input, we have designed a brief survey which you can access here. It is confidential and should take no longer than 30 seconds to respond.’

Staff on several Seven programs are already receiving three Covid tests a week and complying with Covid-safe measures.

'Talk is turning to whether or not vaccination should be mandatory': The network sent out this short survey to all its employees this week to seek their opinions on mandatory vaccinations

‘Talk is turning to whether or not vaccination should be mandatory’: The network sent out this short survey to all its employees this week to seek their opinions on mandatory vaccinations

A Seven spokesperson said no decision had been made on mandatory vaccines yet.

‘We are not proposing mandatory vaccines. We’re gathering the views of our staff, which is the fair and responsible thing to do,’ they said.

‘The survey closes COB today [Friday], so it’s premature to speculate what might happen. We will absolutely be guided by what our people want.

Under review: Seven told Daily Mail Australia it is not yet proposing mandatory vaccines and will only make a decision after 'consultation with our staff'

Under review: Seven told Daily Mail Australia it is not yet proposing mandatory vaccines and will only make a decision after ‘consultation with our staff’

‘We will share the results of the survey with staff and whatever happens from there will be in consultation with our staff. 

‘The health and safety of our staff is our number-one priority at all times.’ 

Mandatory vaccines have been a topic of debate at workplaces, with the government leaving the decision in the hands of employers.

Airline Qantas and food-processing company SPC have announced they will be making vaccination compulsory for their staff.

New mandate: Airline Qantas and food-processing company SPC have announced they will be making vaccination compulsory for their staff

New mandate: Airline Qantas and food-processing company SPC have announced they will be making vaccination compulsory for their staff

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