Agreed on the slippery slope, it needs to be challenged before the long slide gets underway.
On liability & insurance he was actually fairly up front about this in a sort of 'my hands are tied' kind of way, though I haven't seen the risk assessment documents he says demand the move to vaccinate staff at the first opportunity. He stressed that, if the worst came to the worst and one of the veg box clients contracted the disease, he wanted to be able to show any investigator that everything possible had been done to limit risk. Hard to argue with that, even when nobody is claiming the vaccines are completely effective at stopping transmission. But it goes back to my original question of where the balance point between risk (or perceived risk) to clients outweighs the coercion of staff and potential violation of their human rights. I don't know the answer, all I know is that firing people over it stinks, and making us pay the price for the abject failure of government to control this disease is massively unjust. I don't see Johnson or Hancock or any of those wretches being forced to resign and they're responsible for thousands of excess deaths. Last I checked I haven't got anyone's blood on my hands, yet I'm the one out on my ear! Go figure...
re: Shyaku's suggestion of a boycott, thanks for being outraged on my behalf It did occur to me, if CAB and LWA approaches didn't yield anything that I might be able to find some way of informing the customer base of what had happened. They might view it as fair, they might not, but I'd think the way workers are treated should be as important to them as whether it had nasty stuff sprayed on it. Call me naive, but there it is!
Thanks sotsog for those links. Had a quick readthrough and they seem to validate my concerns over long-term safety, though I'm not qualified to judge how accurate their presentation of the facts is. Like you say, difficult to know what to do with it short of just handing it to my employer, but I don't think it would change the outcome, especially since we don't want to stay after this anyway. Maybe it would give him pause for thought for the next time. Will have a think...
Thanks again to you all for the sympathy & understanding.