Countdown staff facing forced vaccination

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 24 Nov 2021, 7:40AM
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Countdown staff facing forced vaccination

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 24 Nov 2021, 7:40AM

Another major retailer is making vaccination mandatory for staff. 

Countdown has announced it will require all staff to be jabbed by January 10, following The Warehouse Group's decision to require its staff to be jabbed by January 16. 

Rival chain Foodstuffs is also discussing a vaccine mandate with its store owners, which could take effect on February 16. 

First Union retail organiser Ben Peterson told Kate Hawkesby unvaccinated staff should only lose their job, if there's no alternative. 

“That’s something we really want to avoid. We do want to look at if there are lower risk roles that can be moved into and that all other options are explored before we get to that.” 

Other businesses, like PWC and Russell McVeagh, have already announced vaccine mandate rules. 

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