No Jab, No Job, and the Unions Going Along for the Vax Ride By Mrs Vera West
Welcome to totalitarian tyranny under global capitalism.
“Small businesses are pushing for the right to sack staff members who refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccine when one becomes available in Australia. Prime Minister Scott Morrison this week announced the government had signed a memorandum of understanding with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca Australia to secure the promising Oxford University vaccine candidate. The government hopes the coronavirus vaccine will reach Australia by early next year and wants 95 per cent of people to get the jab. Mr Morrison said he would like to make the vaccine 'as mandatory as possible' but does not have the power to make it compulsory. The Council of Small Business Organisations Australia has since proposed law changes that would give employers the power to sack workers who refuse the jab. 'If one of my staff members says, "no, I'm against it", then I'm going to have to say, I'm sorry then, you are a threat to my business',' Council CEO Peter Strong told 7News. 'If you don't sack them, you don't have a business, especially if you're in a high contact area where you've got a lot of customers. It's not discrimination, that's a business decision.' Australian Council of Trade Unions secretary Sally McManus said unions have yet to finalise their response, but are encouraging staff to do all they can to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 'Obviously that will include getting vaccinated when a vaccine becomes available,' she said. Meanwhile, Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt won't rule out stripping welfare payments from people who refuse coronavirus vaccines - and turning them away at the border. 'Our first goal is to encourage as many Australians as possible. I'm confident that a very, very large numbers of Australians will take it up,' Mr Hunt told the Seven Network on Thursday. 'But we reserve the right, subject to medical advice, to take steps that might assist.'”
Covid-19 has been a gift to the totalitarian state that just keeps on giving.