Benefits will be available to those who lose their jobs for being unvaccinated – PM

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Oct 26, 2021 |

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says Government benefits will still be available to those who lose their jobs over strict new Government Covid Vaccination certificates.

 Vaccination will be required for all workers at businesses where customers need to show Covid-19 Vaccination Certificates, such as hospitality and close-contact businesses.

 The law change will require a minimum of four weeks’ paid notice for any employee who loses their job because they are not vaccinated.

 Non-vaccinated workers in roles requiring vaccination will be given a new four-week notice period to get vaccinated before employment can be terminated.

 Jacinda Ardern said “your ability to access government support and your ability to access, for instance, an unemployment benefit or to seek support, and finding new employment is not and will not be affected by your vaccination status.”

 “We will not use them in places like supermarkets or to access health services or critical health needs through things like pharmacies. We do not want people who are not vaccinated to be precluded from the basic necessities of life, food, healthcare, and so on.”

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

Chris Lynch is a journalist, videographer and content producer, broadcasting from his independent news and production company in Christchurch, New Zealand. If you have a news tip or are interested in video content, email [email protected]

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