Germany's largest Slaughterhouse Tönnies is responding to the massive criticism of the large number of factory employees. By the end of 2020, all contracts for work to be abolished "in all of the core areas of meat production" and the employees will be set in the Tönnies group of companies. The Tönnies said on Tuesday in Rheda-Wiedenbrück. In addition, should coverage be a digital time and attendance at all of our German location for the workers introduced, it says in a statement.
Karl-Josef Laumann (CDU),Minister of health of North Rhine-Westphalia, had repeatedly criticized the lack of digital time recording. "Of Tönnies can tell you what a pig the Sausage is – but he can't make a digital time and attendance," says Laumann on Monday in the ARD television programme "Hard but fair". On Tuesday imposed Armin CDU), Prime Minister of the Federal state of Laschet (also a local Lockdown for the district of Gütersloh.
since the end of may, as several of the slaughterhouse businesses to Corona had developed Hotspots, had decided the Federal Cabinet on the key elements for tightening of the requirements for the meat industry. Core a ban on contracts, so that firms cannot pass on the responsibility for the conditions of work and accommodation of workers no longer on subcontractors. The slaughter and Processing of meat should from 1. January 2021 only with employees of their own operation, may be permissible.
more frequent inspections of labor protection, higher fines, and conditions for the accommodation of foreign workers are also Provided for. Minister of labour, Hubertus Heil (SPD) has announced that the draft law until the summer to submit, and to tighten the controls in the meat industry quickly.
the economy Minister Peter Altmaier (CDU), said the government wanted to ensure "that those Responsible can be held accountable and that the grievances be turned off by hitting the appropriate changes". This applies not only to the contracts with Eastern European workers, but also for the accommodation and the working conditions in the field.
Tönnies: "We need social acceptance"
The company Tönnies wants to create according to the communication, sufficient, and adequate housing for the employees of the group at the sites. Also, this point should be as 1 to. January 2021 to be implemented. According to a Tönnies spokesperson, there could be but on the subject of Living in the remaining six months until the end of 2020, a time problem.Updated Date: 23 June 2020, 10:19