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The unvaxxed: councils brace for 100s of dismissals

Brent Melville
Wed, 01 Dec 2021

The unvaxxed: councils brace for 100s of dismissals
Auckland Council staff have high vaccination rates but hundreds are still facing dismissal. (Image: Deposit Photos)
Brent Melville
Wed, 01 Dec 2021
The Auckland Council could be facing the loss of more than 500 employees early next year as it mandates vaccinations for both staff and visitors at its facilities.As the country moves to the covid-19 traffic light framework and vaccination passes are required across government and business, staff attrition rates are expected to climb as a whole.The Auckland Council has been quick off the mark to mandate that all of its 8,000 staff and contractors are double vaccinated, regardless of their roles.They aren't alone of course, with another majo...

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