ARN staff to receive paid vaccination leave as part of The Great Aussie Vaccine Drive

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Employees at ARN will be paid as they go and get their COVID-19 vaccines as part of The Great Aussie Vaccine Drive.

The initiative aims to gives staff more flexibility when scheduling and attending their vaccine appointments.

The campaign was spearheaded by big businesses Lendi Group, Prospa, Zip, Honey Insurance, Domain Group, Athena and Valiant Finance, and invites other employers to get on board.

ARN said the initiative aligned with its ‘Culture in Action’ ethos including the desired actions of “let’s make a difference” and “own it”.

ARN’s chief people officer, Angela Ewers, said the business was keen to play its part.

“We’ve pledged to join The Great Aussie Vaccine Drive because at ARN we are about creating quality connections every day and part of that is through the relationships we form and foster with each other in real life. We’re keen to do our part in helping to get Australian businesses back on their feet, enable our people to reconnect face to face and to see the audiences we serve, back out and about in their communities. Vaccination is the pathway to getting there, so this is just one small way we can be part of the road-map out of COVID,” she said.

ARN has been quite active on the vaccine front, with KIIS 106.5 Breakfast star Kyle Sandilands fronting the ‘Get Vaxxed Baby’ music video which garnered support from Prime Minister Scott Morrison, NSW health minister Brad Hazzard and even the ABC’s Media Watch. Co-star Jackie ‘O’ Henderson, as well as ARN stablemates Mike ‘E’ Etheridge and Emma Chow from The Edge’s Breakfast show, then got their AstraZeneca jabs live on air.

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