Unvaccinated customs workers fired in New Zealand

Unvaccinated customs workers fired in New Zealand



Unvaccinated customs workers fired in New Zealand

9 customs officials who did not vaccinate in New Zealand were dismissed. Unions reacted to the decision. Prime Minister Ardern has previously said that those who have not been vaccinated will not be fired.

A decision taken in New Zealand, which has been tightening the fight against the Corona virus outbreak from the very beginning, has caused controversy.
The New Zealand administration fired nine customs officials who refused to vaccinate. Wellington administration had required customs officials to vaccinate by the end of April.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had previously announced that those who were not vaccinated would be withdrawn to background positions.
However, the customs administration announced that the nine people in question were unemployed in the background, so they were dismissed.
New Zealand wanted not only customs officials, but everyone working in high-risk border environments to be vaccinated by May 1.
Unions reacted after the dismissals emerged.
“We do not support mandatory vaccination and we will not tolerate discrimination against workers who choose not to vaccinate,” the unions said.
In New Zealand, where more than 5 million people live, only 2 thousand 623 cases have been seen so far. In total, 26 New Zealanders died due to Covid-19.
New Zealand ranks 197th among 220 countries and administrative regions in the ranking of Covid-19 cases relative to the population.


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