(LifeSiteNews) — Maple Leaf Foods Inc., which is one of Canada’s largest meatpackers, was given the green light by a labor arbitrator to potentially fire employees who have chosen to not get the experimental COVID jabs.
As reported by Blacklock’s Reporter, the decision to allow un-jabbed Maple Leaf employees to be sacked was recently made by Peter Chauvin, an Ontario arbitrator. Chauvin’s decision came about after Maple Leaf employees without the vaccines fought a company COVID jab mandate.
Chauvin wrote that it is “very difficult to predict when it is safe and when it is not safe to reduce Covid-19 precautionary measures,” adding it is “difficult” to discern when “precautionary measures” can be “safely reduced or eliminated.”
On March 31, Maple Leaf Foods told all 150 of its employees at its Brantford, Ontario chicken plant that they had to show proof of having the COVID jab or otherwise face either being terminated or suspended without pay.
The company also mandated that all of its Canadian employees as well as contractors and suppliers at all of its Canadian facilities had to prove they had the COVID jabs by the same date as well.
Chauvin claimed that the vaccine-free employees were not being “forced to take an injection” but instead “required to make a decision” to get “vaccinated” or not and “accept the consequences.”
Said Maple Leaf’s vice president of procurement Kristie Syndikus in a December 13 letter to contractors and suppliers, “the safety of our team members is our priority.”
The COVID mandate from Maple Leaf Foods came despite the fact all Canadian provinces have now dropped their COVID mask mandates as well as vaccine passports.
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 175, the union representing 20 members at the Brantford plant, had challenged Maple Leaf’s COVID jab mandate, saying COVID had to now be “considered to be a normal part of life and no longer an exceptional threat to health.”
The United Food and Commercial Workers told Chauvin that employees had to right to be able to “protect their privacy regarding their vaccination status,” and to “preserve their bodily autonomy to not take a vaccination they do not want.”
The union also said that vaccine-free employees had the right to not “be exposed to the financial harm of being placed on an unpaid leave of absence or being discharged.”
Maple Leaf had allowed its employees to ask for exemptions on religious or medical grounds, and the union said that rapid testing with screening was sufficient for those who did not want the shots.
However, Chauvin wrote that about Maple Leaf’s COVID jab policy, it might be helpful to the employees to “inform them that if they remain unvaccinated (by) May 31 they may very well be subject to discipline or discharge.”
He then wrote that employees who decide to not get the jabs or protest them on grounds of personal privacy “cannot continue to work.”
COVID jab mandates have split Canadian society and the jabs themselves approved for use in Canada have been linked to a multitude of negative and often severe side effects in children.
They also have connections to cell lines derived from aborted babies. As a result of this, many Catholics and other Christians refuse to take them.
COVID-19 has extremely high survivability among most groups, and studies show a minimal risk of asymptomatic spread. Research also indicates that post-infection natural immunity is far superior to vaccine-induced immunity.