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Mandatory Workforce Vaccinations: Union and Employer Perspectives

  • 23 Nov 2021
  • 6:00 PM
  • Zoom Webinar


  • Fully financial member

Join Jamila Gherjestani and Luis Izzo as they provide practical insights and commentary on the critical issue of mandatory workforce vaccinations from both the union and employer perspectives.


Jamila Gherjestani  

(Divisional Manager of Industrial Relations - Health Services Union)

Jamila Gherjestani is Divisional Manager of Industrial Relations for the Health Services Union (HSU). 

She has represented workers across industries including health care, aged care, manufacturing, construction, transport, and mining.

Prior to joining the HSU, Jamila served as National WHS Director and NSW Head of Legal and Industrial for the Australian Workers’ Union (AWU), and as a National Legal Officer at the Transport Worker’s Union (TWU).

Luis Izzo

(Managing Director - Sydney Workplace, Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors)

Luis Izzo oversees ABLA's Sydney Workplace Relations practice and has over a decade’s experience practicing as a specialist employment and industrial relations lawyer acting for a broad range of clients.

His advocacy experience in State and Federal Courts and Tribunals is extensive. In addition to achieving successful outcomes for clients as an advocate in numerous unfair dismissal and industrial dispute arbitrations.

 Luis is the trusted advisor to a number of organisations when it comes to large scale industrial bargaining. In the public sector, he has been the principal advisor on department-wide enterprise agreement negotiations, covering tens of thousands of public sector employees.

In the private sector, he has advised on enterprise bargaining for the transport, education, aviation, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. This experience has also extended to obtaining orders preventing unlawful industrial action and successfully resisting good faith bargaining claims and scope order applications filed by union parties.

He has conducted numerous investigations for clients in relation to internal employment disputes and bullying and harassment matters and continues to be a lead litigator in the developing General Protections and bullying jurisdictions

In addition to working in private practice, Luis has been seconded to the Australian Federal Police and the Fair Work Ombudsman, working on a variety of employment related litigation and prosecutions and is a member of the Law Society of NSW’s Employment Law Committee.

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