One rule for the political elite – another rule for the workers: Dan Andrews STILL forcing hospitality workers to wear masks – even though he does not have to wear one when he’s at work
- Calls have mounted for Mr Andrews to scrap mask mandates for some workers
- Face coverings are mandatory for retail and hospitality staff in Victoria
- Business groups said it didn’t make sense for Victoria to have the ‘harshest’ rules
Published: 11:16 AEDT, 17 March 2022 | Updated: 11:19 AEDT, 17 March 2022
Victorian premier Daniel Andrews is being demanded to scrap Australia’s ‘harshest mask rules’ which require all hospitality and retail staff in the state to wear them at work.
Face coverings remain mandatory in various settings in Victoria, including in shop, pub and restaurant workers and students in years 3 to 6.
There are now fears that staff will leave their roles for jobs in other sectors where masks aren’t mandatory.
Three Victorian business lobby groups, the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Australian Retailers Association and the Australian Hotels Association are now fighting to have the rule abolished.
Both NSW and Queensland allow hospitality and retail staff to work mask-free.