3 May 2021

Customs fires 9 border workers for not taking vaccine

From First Up, 5:36 am on 3 May 2021

Customs has fired nine border workers who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19. It says the move complies with public health regulations that came into force this month. Customs deputy chief executive for people and capability Jacinda Funnell says the staff were all in fixed-term employment at the maritime border, and other work could not be found for them. Our reporter Kate Gregan spoke with employment lawyer Bridget Smith about the tricky legal situation.