GM Canada Makes COVID-19 Vaccination Mandatory For Employees

GM Canada Makes COVID-19 Vaccination Mandatory For Employees

Baystreet Staff

Automaker General Motors Canada (NYSE:GM) is joining the growing list of companies requiring that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

GM Canada announced that all employees, as well as contractors, vendors and visitors who enter its facilities, will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 12 this year.

"We are joining many other companies, from multiple sectors, supporting public-health initiatives to increase vaccination rates and further reduce the impact of COVID-19 across Canada," GM said in a written statement.

The vaccination policy will apply only to GM's approximately 5,200 Canadian employees.

In the U.S., where more than 88,400 people work for GM, the company has not instituted a similar mandatory vaccination policy.

GM does require that all salaried employees in the U.S. report their vaccination status via a confidential reporting tool. The company says that it is almost at 100% completion when it comes to receiving the disclosures.