The Latvian government has decreed that employers can fire staff who haven’t had a covid jab. Companies can place unvaccinated employees on three months of “unpaid involuntary vacation” before firing them with only a month’s salary as compensation, if they still refuse to have the jabs.
Latvian Health Minister Daniels Pavluts said today:
“We have managed to avoid the looming catastrophe in hospitals and we are having more success with vaccinations but the battle is far from over. The number of lung infection patients in Latvia’s hospitals is three times higher than the health system is designed for.”
60 per cent of Latvian adults are fully-jabbed. Unvaccinated people will also not be allowed into shopping malls larger than 1,500 square metres.
Politicians without a vaccination passport will be banned from parliament.
Latvia’s Law And Order Party says it will challenge the constitutionality of the law. Latvia is a member of the EU, joining in 2004. Brussels has yet to comment on the country’s decision to allow firms to sack the un-jabbed.
It’ll happen here too. Give it time. I reckon at first, they’ll recommend that the un-jabbed work from home where they can, while giving them a deadline to be injected or fired.
And it’s still only Monday….