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Southwest Airlines pays staff extra to get jabbed

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  • 19th September, 2021 03:53:31 PM
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Southwest Airlines pays staff extra to get jabbed

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Southwest Airlines has become the latest big US airline to try to cajole workers into getting vaccinated as infection rates surge across the US.

It said it would pay a bonus to staff who got jabbed, but also stop sick pay for unvaccinated workers who had to quarantine with Covid.

It said it was unrelated to Joe Biden's upcoming vaccine mandate for firms, but it plans to comply with the order, BBC reported.

Delta, American and United Airlines have all made similar moves recently.

In a memo to workers, Southwest said those who submit proof of vaccination to the company by 15 November would get 16 hours of extra pay.