(LifeSiteNews) — Ikea, the world’s largest furniture retailer, has revealed plans to withhold full sick pay for any of its U.K.-based staff who haven’t taken a COVID shot if they are forced to isolate at home after coming into contact with a person who has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
A report in the Mail on Sunday showed that the company, which employs over 10,000 people across 21 warehouse-sized stores in Britain, intends to cut sick pay benefits to workers who have not taken an experimental shot for COVID-19 if they are forced to isolate at home. Full benefits will still be afforded to the “fully vaccinated.”
As things stand in the U.K., anyone who has not received one of the abortion-tainted COVID shots is required to isolate for ten days if they are contacted by the National Health Service’s (NHS) Track and Trace team, informing them of their contact with a person who has tested positive for the virus. Anyone who has received a COVID jab is no longer required to quarantine, according to the ever-shifting coronavirus rulings.
Under British law the Swedish multinational company is still required to pay a minimum Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) to anyone who must take time away from work owing to the government quarantine requirement, meaning they could pay as little as £96.35 ($131) per week of absence. According to the Mail on Sunday, the average weekly wage of a full-time Ikea employee is between £404 and £452 per week ($550–615), representing a possible 77 percent drop in sick pay for the un-jabbed.
Millions of people's jobs and their family's livelihoods depend on the outcome of cases being argued in front of the U.S. Supreme Court TODAY, and we want YOUR NAME on this appeal to the nine Justices asking them to put a stop to Biden's unconstitutional vaccine mandates!
Two separate mandates are on the line.
The first is the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) vaccine mandate, which requires all healthcare workers and staff at such facilities subject to federal regulation, to get the Covid-19 vaccine or submit to regular testing for the virus.
The second is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) vaccine mandate, which is actually much larger in size and scope, and would require all businesses operating in the United States with more than 100 employees to implement their own policy requiring their workers to get the Covid-19 vaccine, or face penalties such as citations and fines.
The OSHA mandate was unfortunately reinstated by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals back on December 18th, when it lifted an earlier injunction that had blocked it from going into effect as initially planned by the Biden Administration on the basis that OSHA did, in fact, have the authority to issue a sweeping mandate such as this.
If no action is taken prior to January 10th -- less than a week from today -- businesses that fail to comply with this vast government overreach will begin to be unjustly penalized.
That's why we're asking you to lend a helping hand with this urgent effort to defend working Americans' individual liberties and medical autonomy by signing YOUR NAME onto this petition to our U.S. Supreme Court Justices, imploring them to echo earlier federal court rulings that blocked these unconstitutional mandates from going into effect.
It should truly go without saying that any decision that could affect the health and well-being of individual Americans is one that should be made without coercion, manipulation, and intimidation. But of course, that has not been the attitude taken by our federal government over the course of the last year.
The Biden Administration has shown time and again its hostility towards American citizens' constitutional freedoms, and by attempting to institute these mandates, it is embracing medical tyranny over medical autonomy once again, and our country's workers will find themselves its latest victim.
We already know that the federal government has overstepped its bounds in its wide-encompassing campaign to coerce the public into getting the vaccine, and, of course, neither OSHA nor CMS has the ability to craft legislation, even in times of emergency, nor the authority to issue, but these mandates will effectively do just that.
This is an abuse of power within the executive branch, plain and simple.
That's why our nation's highest court must be steadfast in protecting the rights of our nation's working people rather than the authoritarian desires of Washington politicians and bureaucrats.
In the wake of the rising Omicron variant of Covid-19, we are reminded that the vaccines heralded by Joe Biden and his allies are not only experimental in their present nature (clinical trials have yet to be completed), but are largely ineffective at preventing the spread of the virus itself.
As reports of fully-vaccinated Americans testing positive for Covid pour in, we must ask ourselves: When will enough be enough?
Should these mandates be upheld by the Supreme Court, and therefore permitted to go into effect while appeals from challengers work their way through lower courts, countless Americans will be at risk of losing their jobs and sacrificing their livelihoods for not adhering to authoritarian-style demands on the part of our federal government.
The CMS mandate will ensure that millions of healthcare professionals and frontline workers will go without work, and, in turn, millions of patients will go without the care they need -- even as Covid numbers continue to spike.
Likewise, the OSHA mandate, which would affect an estimated 84 million American workers, will not only leave millions more without work, but will also penalize employers who choose to prioritize their employees' freedoms and personal needs over submitting to unreasonable, oppressive government demands.
This is not for the greater good of our country and its people, and it's certainly not constitutional.
Our Supreme Court Justices must do their duty and protect the American people from these dangerous mandates.
Please SIGN and SHARE this important petition asking our nation's Supreme Court Justices to stand up for the rights of American workers by blocking Joe Biden's unconstitutional vaccine mandates from going into effect while challenges to the policies work their way through the court system.
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According to an Ikea spokeswoman, the company has experienced an increased level of staff shortages due to the government’s quarantine rules for the unvaccinated, leading to the decision.
“Following the vaccine rollout and changes in the government’s isolation requirements, our approach to COVID-related absences evolved from September 20, 2021 — an approach developed with our social partners and national co-worker committee,” the spokeswoman said.
In comments to journalists, the company spokeswoman confirmed that “[u]nvaccinated co-workers without mitigating circumstances who have been identified as close contacts of a positive case will be paid statutory sick pay.”
“We appreciate that this is an emotive topic, and all circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis, therefore anyone in doubt or concerned about their situation is encouraged to speak to their manager,” she added. The company also recently rolled out an incentive for staff to take the experimental shots, offering paid leave for employees to book an inoculation appointment.
The push to vaccinate the majority of the world’s population, a project that has been willingly taken up by a number of large corporations, comes despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting an infection survival rate of greater than 99.95% for those under age 50. Additionally, there is no evidence that the shots stop infection or transmission.
Trial data for the jabs do not even claim to reduce hospitalization, but the measurement of success is in preventing severe symptoms of COVID-19 disease. Moreover, there is strong evidence that the vaccinated are just as likely to carry and transmit the virus as the unvaccinated.
Meanwhile, the list of FDA-recognized adverse events has grown from severe anaphylactic reactions to include fatal thrombotic events, the inflammatory heart condition myocarditis, and neurologically disabling disease like Guillain Barré Syndrome, as well as tens of thousands of recorded deaths and permanent disabilities.