New and Noteworthy May 21st 2021


To:         TEAM-IFPTE Local 161 Members
From:    TEAM Office
Date:     May 21, 2021
Re:        New and Noteworthy

Separate from the Self-Reporting Vaccination Tool/Tracker, members report being asked to provide “proof of vaccination” when paid time-off to receive a vaccine is needed.  In follow-up with Bell, we’ve confirmed that if an employee asks for paid time off to get vaccinated, they will be asked by their supervisor/leader to provide proof that the vaccine was administered.  We are advised that Bell “will not be keeping/storing any vaccination information” (outside of what is reported voluntarily through the Self-Reporting Tool), and that leaders have been instructed to delete the proof of vaccination once it has been reviewed.  Members receiving paid time off to get their vaccine do not have to make up the time or deduct the time from their paid sick time allotment.  If you have questions or concerns, or if you are being required to provide proof of vaccination and do not feel comfortable doing so, we encourage you to contact us.  

TEAM-IFPTE Local 161
204-984-9470 or 1-877-984-9470
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