Sep 29, 2021
United Airlines to fire staff who refuse vaccine
Nearly 600 United Airlines employees face being fired after failing to comply with the firm's Covid-19 vaccination policy. Its US employees had to upload proof of vaccination, or the first of two jabs, by the deadline on Monday. "Our rationale for requiring the vaccine for all United's US-based employees was simple - to keep our people safe - and the truth is this: everyone is safer when everyone is vaccinated, and vaccine requirements work," its chief executive Scott Kirby and president Brett Hart said on Tuesday. A further 2,000 employees have requested an exemption to the policy. Elsewhere in the US, few airlines have introduced vaccine mandates for its staff.
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