Pimlico Plumbers boss causes uproar with ‘no jab, no job’ policy in furious Vine row

Pimlico Plumbers boss argues with Kevin Maguire over vaccine

Channel 5’s Jeremy Vine chaired a debate on whether employers should forced their employees to get the coronavirus vaccine. Pimlico Plumbers boss Charlie Mullins revealed his company’s lawyers are drafting new employment contracts stating his workers must have the jab. However, journalist Kevin Maguire and an angry caller vehemently disagreed. 

Charlie explained he wants to put the safety of his staff and customers at the forefront of company policy. 

“At some point we’ll be able to pay for the vaccine privately and we will pay for all our employees to be vaccinated,” he said. 

Charlie assured Jeremy that employees who refused wouldn’t lose their jobs but confirmed he “won’t hire someone if they don’t have the vaccine”.

However, Kevin argued this policy was discrimination and pointed out it’s not been proven whether the vaccine will stop someone spreading the vaccine.


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“I work for the NHS and I’m not being forced by the NHS. It’s my choice,” Debbie replied. 

“Wait,” Jeremy interjected. “So what do you do for the NHS?”

“I work in children’s physio,” Debbie replied and Jeremy hit back: “There will be people watching saying you’ve got a responsibility to have the jab because you’re working in health care.”

“They might do but I have underlying problems. Until we have evidence that this job actually works and the side effects that people are having at the moment, it’s just not for me,” Debbie replied.

“She should not be working with children without being tested or having the vaccine,” Charlie fumed. 

“That’s absolutely disgraceful all because Debbie doesn’t want to have it. 

“That’s not a problem if she doesn’t want to have it, it’s her choice but she shouldn’t be putting other people at risk. She wouldn’t be working after my kids that’s for sure.”

“I’m conscious Debbie’s gone now and we don’t know the background but point taken and she’s not in intensive care at least we can cling to that,” Jeremy added. 

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