Aon to give staff extra paid time off to get Covid-19 vaccine

Aon CEO Greg Case has said staff will be given additional paid vacation time if they get the Covid-19 vaccination, as millions receive the jab worldwide.

The move is the latest sign of how employee welfare efforts are adapting to the changing nature of the battle against coronavirus.

In a staff announcement, Case said: “Our highest priority remains protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of our colleagues and their families.”

“That is why we have made the decision to provide all colleagues who choose to receive the Covid-19 vaccine additional paid time off,” he continued.

Case added that getting vaccinated remained a “personal decision” and was dependent on availability and local protocols, but said the broking giant wanted to play its part in the social and economic recovery process.

In the UK, where Aon has over 6,000 employees, according to data from LinkedIn, around 13.5 million people have received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

In London alone, where Aon has over 2,000 staff, over 1.3 million people have been vaccinated, according to data from Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London.

In the US, where Aon has 19,000 staff, 34.7 million people have had at least one dose of the jab and 11.2 million have had a second dose, CDC data shows.

 

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