The supermarket chain ALDI, has written to all employees informing them that they have until 1st March 2022, to provide proof of their Covid-19 vaccination status, and if they refuse to do so or are confirmed to be not-vaccinated then their employment will be terminated.
As things currently stand the proposed mandate will apply to all ALDI stores in Australia, the current testing ground for the most Draconian and disproportionate restrictions, but it’s only a matter of time before they enforce the same policy throughout stores in the UK.
In a letter sent to all employees, ALDI stated that if an employee refuses to provide information about their vaccination status by 1st March 2022, they will be treated as if they are unvaccinated, but did state that they will recognise some “extremely limited instances” where employees are unable to be vaccinated due to “being allergic to components in the vaccines” as long as medical evidence is provided.
ALDI goes on to say in the letter to employees that “ALDI has provided over 3 months’ notice of the requirement to be vaccinated by March 2022 to continue in employment… Employees who choose not to be vaccinated will be permitted to work until 1st March 2022… Unfortunately employees who choose not to be vaccinated will not be able to continue in employment with ALDI from 1st March 2022”.
ALDI also made clear in the letter that they they will require employees to keep up with all scheduled booster doses in order to still be considered vaccinated, implying that if they do not then they will be considered unvaccinated and have their employment terminated.