Surprising u-turn: the meat industry now, but for the prohibition of contracts for work

The German meat industry has spoken now but for the Federal government's proposed ban on contract work. The Association of meat industry (VDF) said on Friday,

Surprising u-turn: the meat industry now, but for the prohibition of contracts for work

The German meat industry has spoken now but for the Federal government's proposed ban on contract work. The Association of meat industry (VDF) said on Friday, he is wearing the "key points" of the relevant Cabinet decision of 20. May with. First reactions from member companies, showed the "seriousness" with which the meat industry is striving for a "reversal of the previous practice and the System of work wants to end contracts in the slaughter and Butchering".

First, the Association had criticised the government's plans and a ban on contracts for work in the meat industry warned. The VDF submitted to the Federal government's own Five-point Plan, with improvements in housing and labor protection for employees.

"We renew our readiness for dialogue in the direction of the Federal government, to appropriate and to achieve effective legislation," explained VDF-chief Executive Heike Harstick. "We want to implement these rules and the prohibition of contracts for work and services in the core areas of the meat industry." The goal of the Association is a "legal regime for all companies in the industry, a uniform binding and of the state or of neutral Points is controlled to be".

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The Federal government to let contracts in slaughterhouses, in accordance with an accumulation of coronavirus infections ban. Only employees of the own company should be allowed to slaughter animals and cut up. A Cabinet decision stipulates that contracts for work and services from 1. January 2021 to say below. The Federal Minister of labour, Hubertus Heil (SPD) wants to prefer, however.

In Düsseldorf to discuss on Friday at the invitation of Federal agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner (CDU), representatives of the agriculture, slaughterhouses, the food industry, the food trade and consumers about the future of livestock farming in Germany. The cartel office, animal rights activists and veterinarians take part.

Meanwhile, the food-Discounter Aldi has asked its meat suppliers, in a Letter to improve the working conditions in the industry and Standards are adhered to. This was confirmed by Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd on Friday on request. Previously, the magazine "Spiegel had reported that"about it. You don't expect from suppliers and partners, compliance with laws and Standards, but undertake it in addition to comply with by Aldi predetermined "social standards in the production".

workers and the environment should be granted the utmost protection, it was said of the trade chain. According to the most recent coronavirus outbreaks in several slaughterhouses and the debate on the labour conditions it is wool, stations, in addition to the compliance with in battle even more control.

Updated Date: 26 June 2020, 13:19

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