(Natural News) Citigroup has become the first major bank to essentially condemn all of its employees to potential harm by mandating a COVID-19 vaccine as a “condition of employment,” while moving to fire workers who refuse to take the jab for any reason.
The Wall Street behemoth warned employees in a memo last week that it would begin terminating non-compliant workers by the end of January after the company announced its vaccine mandate in October. The memo said that workers have to be “fully vaccinated as a condition of employment,” while noting that the earlier announcement in the fall required workers to submit proof of vaccination by Jan. 14.
Any worker who has failed to comply with the mandate will first be placed on unpaid leave, with full termination coming by Jan. 31, the memo said, according to Bloomberg, which first reported it. CNBC added that a spokeswoman for New York-based Citigroup refused to comment.
The third-largest U.S. bank by assets, Citigroup, which is also big in fixed income markets, has implemented the most aggressive vaccination policy among large Wall Street companies, and also one of the most dangerous to its employees, potentially, given the still largely experimental nature of vaccines and emerging evidence that they can cause major health problems and even death in some cases. Thus far, banking rivals JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs have not moved to dismiss workers and staff who are not vaccinated, CNBC states.
Citigroup CEO Jane Fraser justified the heinous decision by claiming that the company is a government contractor and as such, is required to comply with Joe Biden’s executive order regarding vaccine mandates. In addition, the bank said that the mandate would make employees returning to work in person safer, though that is a blatant lie.
Plus, Biden’s mandate, which was officially implemented by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), has been successfully challenged in federal court, though subsequent courts overturned the mandate bans. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments against the mandate last week and according to some reports, a majority of justices appear to be siding with plaintiffs who said the Biden regime has no authority to issue one.
CNBC reported that more than 90 percent of Citibank staffers are vaccinated and that as the deadline nears, compliance is rising, according to a source familiar with the situation. As of last year, the bank employed 220,000 people globally, though the mandate only applies to staff based in the U.S.
“While some technology companies have embraced remote work as a permanent model, Wall Street CEOs including JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon and Morgan Stanley’s James Gorman have been vocal about needing to pull workers back,” CNBC reported, adding: “But the spread of the omicron variant of Covid-19 has forced companies to suspend back-to-work plans yet again, making it the latest disruption caused by the pandemic.”
Omicron is the least potent of all the strains, according to several reports. In addition, there is only cursory evidence that vaccines are making it less likely for people to contract the virus or become severely ill from it. The same people who were vulnerable before — the elderly, the infirmed, and those with preexisting medical conditions — are just as vulnerable now, regardless of their vaccine status. What’s more, the flu is once again spreading, though it’s not at all clear, given the lies we’ve been told about COVID since the pandemic began, that ‘the flu’ simply ‘vanished’ last year, as some government officials and health agencies claimed.
Regarding the high court’s vaccine mandate case, more than 180 lawmakers signed on to an amicus brief urging justices to toss it because they believe it is unconstitutional.
“[OSHA] was never meant to be the health police,” the lawmakers wrote. “Moreover, mandatory vaccinations do not stop individuals from contracting and transmitting COVID-19.
“Vaccinated workers can still contract and transmit COVID-19, including the new Omicron variant. Given that fact, imposing masking and testing restrictions only on unvaccinated workers makes no sense because all workers regardless of vaccination status remain potential carriers and transmitters of the virus,” they added.