‘Don’t go to work today’ advises unvaccinated caregivers

They want to denounce the obligation to vaccinate caregivers and take their fight to the Council of State. Caregivers and firefighters from the Loire formed an association and hired a lawyer, while the vaccination obligation comes into force this Wednesday, September 15. “I advise them not to go to work today“explains Thomas Benages, lawyer for the Association for the Defense of Firefighters 42 and the Association for the Defense of Hospital Staff 42, which brings together firefighters and caregivers opposed to this vaccination obligation. “If they go, they risk a penalty in addition to the suspension provided for by law. On the other hand, they must inform their employer, say that they are possibly tested and therefore available if their superior needs them.

A law “more in line with scientific reality”

Guest of France Bleu Saint-√Čtienne Loire, the lawyer explains representing a hundred people, around sixty hospital staff and around forty Loire firefighters. “It must be emphasized that these are not antivax, they are doing a wonderful job and have been on the front line since the beginning of the crisis“, specifies Thomas Benages. “The appeals brought before the Council of State will not prevent them from being suspended, but the decree implementing this law, which makes vaccination compulsory, is contested. For us, there is a manifest error of assessment, since we have an alert note from the Scientific Council of August 20, 2021 which explains that regular screening is the surest way to avoid the spread of the virus. . The law was passed before this opinion, so it is no longer in line with scientific reality.

All these people want to get tested to go to work“, continues the lawyer. “It limits the transmission of the virus because we have a real follow-up, this is not the case with vaccination.“Thomas Benages also attacked the decree implementing the law before the Council of State on the criterion of discrimination with regard to the state of health.

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