3 May 2021

Covid-19: Employment advocate not happy with Customs workers' firing

From Morning Report, 7:40 am on 3 May 2021

The firing of Customs workers from their roles for refusing the Covid-19 vaccine, has been described as a breach of their rights.

Nine officials have lost their jobs, and the government agency says it has not found roles either within Customs or the wider public service to redeploy them to.

Employment law advocate Ashleigh Fechney says it's an unfair dismissal, as they are not in roles where they need to be vaccinated.

She is representing four of the nine Customs workers.

Fechney spoke to Susie Ferguson.