Familienzoff in the meat group: Corona is Tönnies-armed re-ignite

The uncle has to go. Robert Tönnies is convinced. By a hundred times the Corona cases in the meat plant of Tönnies in Rheda-Wiedenbrück is a great reputation wa

Familienzoff in the meat group: Corona is Tönnies-armed re-ignite

The uncle has to go. Robert Tönnies is convinced. By a hundred times the Corona cases in the meat plant of Tönnies in Rheda-Wiedenbrück is a great reputation was caused to the company damage. "Due to this irresponsible behaviour and the exposure of the company and of the population, I call on the Executive Board and the responsible Board members, to draw the necessary consequences from your Doing and closed their Offices, to withdraw," writes Robert Tönnies, in a letter to the company, to the him half.

Jonas Jansen

economic correspondent in Düsseldorf.

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the son of the company is attacking its founder Bernd Tönnies directly to his uncle, Clemens Tönnies, 64 years old, and the managing partner of the eponymous meat group, with a turnover of more than EUR 7 billion by far the largest battle group in Germany. In the Advisory Board of the company, the nephew of Robert also sold saw, sitting among other things, the former Siemens Board member Siegfried Russwurm. The Tönnies group, did not respond Thursday to a request to the letter.

The new incidents in the factory in Rheda, in the more at 1106 Tests to date 730 people a positive effect on the Corona-Virus has been tested, and now more than 7000 people are under quarantine, as well as schools and day care centers remain closed, for Robert Tönnies fresh ammunition. He call already no longer a abolition of contract work, just not going to listen to him, complained Tönnies in the letter.

"Intolerable living conditions" under contracts

"That slaughterhouses are the number of cases is far higher than the average, is due certainly to the System of work contracts", it is forcing workers in "unacceptable living conditions", which are associated with a high risk of contagion and little protection offered possibilities, if an infection occurs. "The fact that the outdated System of work contracts due to its structure, and its lack of social acceptance of incalculable risks, has been repeatedly denied," writes Tönnies.

Updated Date: 18 June 2020, 10:19

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