The purpose of this petition is to enable a united “One-New Zealand” approach to moving forward in a society living with COVID.
Under the Government’s proposed “no jab, no job” policy, New Zealanders may be excluded from their teaching or nursing job, or sporting career, or going to their marae, going to church or the mosque or the gym or hair salon, university to study, weddings, visiting family members in prison, and attending events, because they have chosen out of good conscience not to be vaccinated.
We are asking for a reasonable and workable middle ground that doesn’t divide the country and set family members against each other.
“We oppose the ‘No Jab, No Job’ policy, which will create a divided New Zealand. We call on the Government to allow the use of COVID rapid antigen testing as an alternative for unvaccinated kiwis to access workplaces, schools, maraes, large gatherings, and places of worship.”
Thank you to all who signed and shared “Don’t Div ide Us”
A divided society with a ‘no jab no job’ mandate does not sit well with many New Zealanders – even those who support the vaccine programme. Unfortunately, under the current proposal by the Government, thousands and thousands of kiwis are going to lose their jobs in the next couple of weeks.
It’s just not the kiwi way.
With new developments on treatments, the approach to COVID is constantly evolving. We need a cautious approach – but also flexibility as we learn more about the disease and treatment.
We call on an approach to COVID that targets the disease without targeting the unity of kiwis.