Pimlico Plumbers’ multi-millionaire boss Charlie Mullins enforces vaccine policy for new staff
‘No jab, no job’: Pimlico Plumbers’ multi-millionaire boss Charlie Mullins upholds vaccine policy for new staff – after saying he would spend £1m on jabs for his 450-strong staff
- The London-based company asked applicants to prove they have one dose of jab. have had
- Home service company takes step for customer safety, said: Charlie Mullins
- The founder said he was willing to spend over £1million on vaccinations in January januari
- It comes as data shows that 8 in 10 adults in England have signs of immunity to Covid
Pimlico Plumbers’ multi-billionaire boss Charlie Mullins has enforced a vaccine policy on new hires as part of his “no jab, no job” initiative.
In job postings posted online, the London-based company asked job applicants to prove they’ve had at least one dose of the vaccine.
The home service company, which has spoken with its lawyers, is taking the step to ‘continue to provide Londoners with a safe service’, said Mr Mullins, 68, who is worth around £70m and paid himself a £6million bonus last year.
It follows that in January the founder said he was willing to spend more than £1 million on jabs, if they became available privately, to vaccinate his 450-strong workforce.
Pimlico Plumbers, who said he spoke to his lawyers, is taking the step to ‘continue to provide a safe service to Londoners’, said 68-year-old Charlie Mullins (pictured)
Chairman, Mr Mullins, said: ‘This is the first time since the start of the pandemic that our recruitment ads are making it clear to anyone applying that they must have had at least one shot.
“I know there are critics who portray this as a human rights issue, but I just want to make sure that both our people and our customers are safe and give them extra confidence in this business.
“At Pimlico, we take this pandemic very seriously and continue to add new equipment and processes to our existing Covid-protected policy, including regular testing of all staff and the use of thermal scanners to pick up anyone with a detectable high temperature. ‘
It’s part of the company’s latest recruiting campaign, which sees it recruit six in-house maintenance teams, including plumbers, carpenters, an electrician and a painter.
Mr Mullins added: ‘So far we have used thousands of liters of hand sanitizer and tons of personal protective equipment. By making vaccinations mandatory for all new staff we can continue to provide Londoners with a safe service.
‘Despite all the hassle surrounding our ‘no jab, no job’ policy, it doesn’t seem to have stopped anyone from applying. Most find it sensible and appropriate.
Mr Mullins (above) said: ‘This is the first time since the start of the pandemic that our recruitment ads are making it clear to anyone applying that they must have had at least one shot’
“The sooner we get over this terrible disease, the sooner we can all get back to normal and get this country’s economy back on track.”
Pimlico workers have continued to work during the pandemic, providing services such as heating and plumbing repairs, while adhering to social distancing and hygiene measures.
Meanwhile, official data has revealed that eight in ten adults in England now have signs of immunity to Covid from a vaccine or the virus in the past.
Blood tests from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) found that 80.3 percent of adults tested positive for antibodies in the third week of May.
The ONS report showed that Wales had the most people who tested positive for antibodies in the UK, at 83 per cent. In Scotland it was 73 percent and in Northern Ireland 80 percent.
It read: ‘There is a clear pattern between vaccination and testing positive for Covid-19 antibodies.’