- When you personally doing dangerous activities that could kill or seriously injured you. It is not the Company responsibility to help you paid any of your expenses.
Applying that logic, then obese people who are diagnosed with diabetes should not have their expenses/sicktime paid for because they engaged in activity (excessive eating) that led them to the disease. Same thing with smokers and lung diseases, and alcoholics and alcohol-related illnesses.
I am not sure which country you're from, but I can assure you that in the US and most democratic countries where privacy is a thing and human rights are respected, your suggestions wouldn't fly (pun intended). The government has made it clear that for as long as the vaccines are under EUA, vaccination is voluntary and it applies to the entire population, irrespective of their place of employment. We all have our views and we can argue here until cows come home, but the law is what it is.
I can see how people are passionate about getting everybody vaccinated, we all want this madness to end. But if someone is hesitant to take a brand new vaccine that not much is known about and that has caused adverse reactions, his/her choice should be respected and that person shouldn't have to pay for it by losing a livelihood.
This is not an issue that is unique to the airline industry. Hotels, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and any office where employee share common space would then have to fire everybody who is not willing to take an experimental drug. Furthermore, the vaccine makers themselves state that even vaccinated people may catch and transmit the virus. So, to what degree does getting a vaccine truly protect others? There are way too many unanswered questions around the drug to have such a black and white approach to employment policies around it.
Besides, airlines have done multiple studies last year that have shown that transmission risk of Covid in the airliner cabin is virtually zero. Here is one of them https://liveandletsfly.com/united-airli ... -19-study/Addressing the new study, United’s Chief Customer Officer, Toby Enqvist, stated:
“Throughout the pandemic, our top priority has been the health and safety of our customers and crew. It’s why we supported the work of military officials, medical experts and aviation engineers that shows that the cabin of an aircraft is one of the safest environments in the world. These results from the Department of Defense demonstrate that the steps we have taken at United, including maximizing air flow, running our air filtration system at all times, enforcing a mandatory mask policy and overhauling our cleaning procedures mean your chances of COVID-exposure on a United aircraft are nearly non-existent, even if your flight is full.”
Having proven that catching Covid on a commercial airplane was almost impossible, I don't know which airline would have an appetite to open a can of worms and mandate vaccination for their cabin crew when their own evidence can be used against them in court.