A number of businesses have announced they are taking a ‘no jab, no job’ stance over covid-19 vaccinations for staff, an approach condemned by trade unions and the government. 

Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest providers of residential care homes, said that it will only employ vaccinated staff. Large London-based plumbing firm, Pimlico Plumbers, also announced it will only employ vaccinated workers. 

However, trade unions have expressed concern over mandatory vaccination policies. Howard Beckett, assistant general secretary of Unite, tweeted that “a divisive narrative is being created about forcing workers to have the jab.”

Frances O’Grady, general secretar...

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