Australia’s largest construction company is urging all workers across the country to get vaccinated to keep the industry strong.
Leading building, infrastructure and rail contractor John Holland will launch its “Let’s get the jab done” campaign to encourage employees, subcontractors and suppliers to book their vaccinations.
John Holland CEO Joe Barr said the industry had a responsibility to the community to ensure construction sites remain safe.
“This year saw the first major shutdown of the industry as a result of the pandemic, and there is no doubt lockdowns and added restrictions have affected projects across the country,” Mr Barr said.
“While I am confident our sites continue to operate safely, our people and our communities deserve certainty.
“We all need to step up and do our part to get the jab done, so we can all get the job done.
“High vaccination rates will save lives and save jobs across Australia. More vaccinations in arms means we can minimise the threat of shutdowns, lockdowns and restrictions and focus on delivering the major infrastructure projects our community needs.”
“Infrastructure will be central to Australia’s economic recovery and its up to all of us who work in the industry to do our part to keep our communities safe.”
The Australian construction sector employs one in ten Australians, and is vital to the economy.
John Holland directly employs more than 5,000 Australians, and in 2020 spent $4.9 billion with Australian suppliers.
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