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news.com.au 22 Nov, 2021 04:30 am

Drakes Supermarket: Boss vows not to impose mandatory Covid-19 vaccine

Drakes Supermarket: Boss vows not to impose mandatory Covid-19 vaccine
A supermarket boss has vowed he will not force staff to get the Covid-19 vaccine unless the government dictates it.

Drakes Supermarkets director John-Paul Drake says while he encourages staff to be vaccinated, he will let them make up their own minds unless the government mandates it.“Although we encourage our staff to be vaccinated, we accept that we live in a free democratic country and we all have a right of choice,” Mr Drake said.” Drakes Supermarkets director John-Paul Drake says while he encourages staff to be vaccinated, he will let them make up their own minds.” Woolworths and Aldi are requiring all staff to be vaccinated, while Coles is only enforcing it for workers in some jurisdictions where it is mandated by governments.

Drakes Supermarkets director John-Paul Drake said in an online post that he would “encourage our staff to be vaccinated” but unless the government made the jab mandatory he would let staff make up their own minds.Picture: Supplied/LinkedIn More than 800 people out of a 5500 strong workforce are part of the “10 year club”, having worked for Drakes Supermarkets for at least a decade.

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