In the United States, three people lost their jobs because they had not had the Covid vaccine.
The three employees, worked for CNN and were sacked as soon as their employers found out about them not having had the jabs.
In an internal memo emailed to staff yesterday and obtained by several US media outlets, CNN President Jeff Zucker said that in the past week the company had become aware of three employees who came to work unvaccinated. All three were “terminated”.
These are not the only big employees to sack people simply because they have chosen not to get vaccinated.
In May, the United States federal government said it was legal for employers to require staff physically entering the workplace to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
Tech giants including Facebook, Google and Microsoft have all said they will require employees to get jabbed before returning to their US offices.
United Airlines has become the first US airline to require all its domestic employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
The airline said employees would need to show proof of vaccination, five weeks after the US drug regulator fully approves any of the vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson – expected sometime in the autumn – or by 25 October, whichever is earlier.
United’s pilots’ union, which represents more than 12,000 pilots, said the vaccines requirement requires further negotiation with United, adding that a few pilots do not agree with the mandate.
Chicago-based United had reached a deal with its pilots’ union in May that does not make vaccination mandatory but provides extra pay to those who receive it.
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