Summary proceedings before the court: meat industry without coercion tests

The state government of North Rhine-Westphalia must make improvements in your Corona-measures in the meat industry. In June adopted a General disposition to avo

Summary proceedings before the court: meat industry without coercion tests

The state government of North Rhine-Westphalia must make improvements in your Corona-measures in the meat industry. In June adopted a General disposition to avoid further infection events in large companies in the meat industry is illegal. The decision of the administrative court of Münster, in an emergency procedure last Thursday.

Jonas Jansen

economic correspondent in Düsseldorf.

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Marcus Young

editor in the economy.

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In the as yet unpublished twelve-page decision, which the F. A. Z. is present to find fault with the administrative judge that the competent Ministry for labour, health and social Affairs to the permissible scope of the assessment in excess, if it is "generalized" all meat processors in the area of application of the generally available submit. To establish this well-founded, or to illustrate the infection phenomena of the recent past, had been placed in the General undifferentiated abattoirs and Cutting plants with other meat processing enterprises, - stated in the explanatory Memorandum (Az.: 5 L 596/20).

High planning and cost effort

The lawsuit, and the advanced application for a temporary injunction filed by a sausage manufacturer from the circle, a village in the administrative court of Münster. The company defends against number 1 of the General decree of 20. July. This arranges for slaughterhouses, Cutting plants and meat processing establishments with more than 100 employees in the production, in particular, that the employees must, in principle, be tested at least two Times per week at the expense of the holder on the Coronavirus. For the industry as a whole, the means a lot of planning and expense.

especially in the Cutting and slaughtering in a number of meat establishments Corona had occurred cases, which have been proven to more than 1500 infected employees of the largest German meat group Tönnies were also especially active in these plants. There the test go any further payments regularly, the district of Gütersloh reported on Monday 77 active Corona of cases, the vast majority of it, is without symptoms.

In the district of Gütersloh and in the adjacent circle of the village, from which the applicant comes, the goods had been adopted by the country due to the high Corona-cases of temporarily greater restrictions of public life. A day before the Corona-restrictions had been run, was repealed by the administrative court because they were not regarded as proportionate.

workflows, not comparable

Its application, the company relied on the opinion of a specialist for Hygiene and environmental medicine. There Klaus-Dieter Zastrow came to the conclusion that an equation of slaughterhouses and Cutting plants with other meat processing plants, such as that of the applicant was not justified. So Zastrow referring to the other work processes, the use of permanent and local staff compared to contract workers and the role of air recirculation systems in the production facilities.

Updated Date: 10 August 2020, 13:19

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