Employers and unions are in talks with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to work out how to manage border workers who refuse a Covid-19 vaccine, RNZ reports. To date, 28 border workers have refused to be inoculated, three weeks into its rollout. Officials are torn between breaching the Bill of Rights if border workers are forced to get vaccinated, and maintaining public health. Nevertheless, the Ministry of Health said the 28 border workers who had refused the jab would continue to be offered it, but “the final decision” to get immunised still rests with the individual.
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