Anti-vaxxers have said they will boycott Morrisons after it announced it would cut sick pay for unvaccinated staff.
The supermarket revealed it would cut payments to workers who had not received both jabs and had been advised to self-isolate over coronavirus.
A Morrisons spokesperson said: “From October 1, following Government confirmation that all adults have had the opportunity to get double vaccinated, we will no longer be paying full sick pay for pinged colleagues who have chosen not to be vaccinated.”
This has led to the hashtag #BoycottMorrisons trending on social media, with some people declaring they would no longer shop at the supermarket due to this policy.
But others who had been double-jabbed pushed back against those complaints and added shopping at the supermarket would now be safer without people who had not been fully vaccinated.
One person tweeted: “Anti vaxxers are going to #BoycottMorrisons apparently. Excellent. I’ll feel safer in there tomorrow evening when I do my shopping. Well done @Morrisons”
Another person added: “I’ll be doing all my shopping at Morrisons now the anti-vaxxers are going elsewhere to buy the tin foil for their hats.”
Morrisons chief executive David Potts hopes the new rules will help with the “biblical costs of managing Covid” and encourage more staff to be fully vaccinated, the Guardian reported.
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