ETUC briefing note on mandatory Covid-19 vaccination schemes


Mandatory vaccination at the workplace is increasingly discussed. These schemes are being implemented or discussed in Europe for the public sector, within the health sector, but also for the private sector. Other similar initiatives, like ending compensation for unvaccinated employees who are required to observe mandatory quarantine, have also been established in some Member States.

These initiatives raise several questions, e.g., occupational health and safety, labour law, privacy and fundamental rights issues. But it also challenges us as trade unions.

With this Covid-19 briefing, ETUC aims at providing a compilation of evidence from its affiliated members to provide for a better understanding of the different approaches taken across the EU. It will also serve as the basis for an upcoming ETUC debate in the formulation of a trade union response.

Contributions have been received from Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, Turkey, and the UK.

You read the full briefing note here.