COVID: Martinez (CGT) “not in favor” of compulsory vaccination of caregivers

CGT’s secretary general, Philippe Martinez, indicated on Monday that he was “not in favor” of compulsory vaccination of caregivers against Covid-19, explaining that he preferred “to explain rather than coerce”, which “Question or hesitation”.

A hoarse voice at a concert of supporters. For a week, the government, doctors, but Medif and the CFDT have taken a position on the side of liability for caregivers, there is still inadequate vaccination in nursing homes and hospitals.

Prime Minister Jean Casteux should get parliament leaders and local elected officials to address the issue, among other things, this week.

But the CGT, the first association in the hospital’s public service, is “not in favour”, and thinks “it is better to explain rather than coerce. We must look at why some caregivers do not want to be vaccinated. There are reasons, so it is better to discuss rather than impose,” Martinez told the LCI.

Vaccinated himself and “in favor of vaccination”, he said that caregivers are given the “best place” to discuss the subject and that some “think that side effects (of vaccines) can cause problems”, Saying that “these are questions that must be addressed”.

In contrast to opinion polls, he insisted that “you can have an opinion when you are out but it is better to listen to those who are inside and those who have given much”.

Calling for “more respect for the caregivers”, the CGT boss said that “after applauding everyone last year, we cannot point fingers at them today”.

Faced with the temptation of the executive to legislate on the subject, he recognized that “when we want to enforce things, while we keep talking about discussions, consultations, it is a lack of respect”.

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