Rassegna Stampa

20 maggio 2020

Germany tightens abattoir rules after coronavirus outbreaks

Fonte: reuters.com

Germany will tighten up rules on abattoirs, banning the subcontracting of meatpacking work through agencies after a rash of coronavirus outbreaks, Labour Minister Hubertus Heil said.
The cases have caused outrage in the home countries of the sector’s predominately foreign workers.
The new rules were agreed on Wednesday after more than 600 cases were reported of workers contracting the disease, government sources said.
The epidemic has thrown a spotlight on the German food industry’s reliance on migrant labour, particularly from Romania, where anger at the deaths of two harvest workers from the coronavirus and mass infections led the country’s labour minister to drive through locked-down Europe to Berlin for a fact-finding mission.