Covid Pass is becoming mandatory in more and more places, and this triggers a lot of criticism from some people. For instance, Italy is on fire these days, metaphorically speaking.
CNN just reported that there is a mandate for all workers in Italy to show a government-issued Covid-19 pass that came into force today – obviously, this triggered protests at key ports and fears of disruption.
“Anyone who is on a payroll — in the public or private sector — must have a ‘green pass’ with a QR code as proof of either full vaccination, recent recovery from infection or a negative test within the previous 48 hours.”
CNN continued and revealed the following:
“Employees who go to work without the pass risk a fine of up to 1,500 euros ($1,730) and suspension without pay. Employers could also face fines if they allow staff to work without it.”
The same article posted by the prestigious website notes that the largest demonstrations were at the major northeastern port of Trieste. This is a place where labor groups had threatened to block operations and there are about 6,000 protesters, some chanting and carrying flares, who gathered outside the gates.
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A lot of people all over the world agree that vaccines are essential for controlling the pandemic but they do now agree with the rules involving mandatory vaccines.
CNN also drops an interesting line coming from a person who is out on the streets.
“The green pass is a bad thing, it is discrimination under the law. Nothing more. It’s not a health regulation, it’s just a political move to create division among people…,” said Fabio Bocin, a 59-year old port worker in Trieste.
Not too long ago, we were revealing that CBS News reported that the union representing American Airlines warned that staffing shortages could start as the holiday travel season begins if employees lose their jobs for refusing to get the vaccine.
“What we’re looking for is to ensure that there’s a pilot in the cockpit,” said Dennis Tajer, the spokesman for Allied Pilots Association.
Stay tuned for more of the latest news about the novel coronavirus which turned our lives into a nightmare.
You can check out what’s going on in Italy in real-time in the streaming video above.