Covid Tyranny is not over, it has merely set the foundation for a big pharma and digital surveillance dystopia:
Educators are “horrified” over a plan that will see Queensland teachers docked pay if they refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccination.
A letter issued from the Department of Education has left hundreds of teachers reeling, and Teachers’ Professional Association secretary Tracy Tully said it was an “outrage”.
She told Today the decision was not made on health grounds, as the teachers would still be allowed in the classroom.
It’s about as clear cut a case of discrimination as you can get. It is remarkable that the Department of Education thought they could get away with it, but they already denied pureblood teachers the right to work via the vaccine mandate, so they probably figure they can just keep on rolling.
Depending on the rank of the employee, the pay cuts could range from $500 to $3000.
“These teachers have been at the forefront of COVID since it started so to all of a sudden treat them like this is absolutely demoralising,” Tully said.
“The reason being, it’s about punishment, because they can, and it’s a small select group and as a small select group they can be targeted easily.”
She said teachers who refused to get vaccinated had already been stood down without pay during the pandemic.
“They did not break any laws by not following the direction,” Tully said.
Tully said the pay cuts would happen “immediately”, and that there had been no consultation.
“We’ll do the fight for them,” she said.
“I personally am invested in this one with the Industrial Relations Commission because the power, of the arrogance, of the cruelty, in what they’re doing.”
The pay cut will almost certainly be struck down, and it is refreshing that advocates will fight on behalf of pureblood teachers. However, the wording of the response from from the bureaucrats gives an indication of the mindset which led to the planned pay cut in the first place:
A Department of Education spokesperson said the “disciplinary penalty” amounted to about $25-$90 a week for 18 weeks, proportionate to a staff member’s pay.
“This is not an uncommon penalty to result from a disciplinary process,” the spokesperson said.
But they haven’t done anything wrong. The Department is in the wrong for denying their right to work in the first place.