Meat workers fear for jobs as crisis deepens

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Meat workers fear for jobs as crisis deepensOn 13 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today Asthe foot-and-mouth crisis enters its third week, meat processing companies havebeen forced to lay off staff and cut back working hours.Unionssay about 1,800 food processing workers across Britain are working shorterhours as a result of the outbreak.TheT&G union is due to meet the Government to discuss possible compensationfor workers whose income has dropped because of the crisis.AtGrampian Country Pork in Suffolk, 800 employees are now working three-dayweeks, as are 580 staff at Glanbia Fresh Meats in West Bromwich.Theywill be entitled to receive £16.70 a day in statutory compensation instead oftheir £270 per week with £70 bonuses.AtWelsh Country Foods in Gaerwen, Anglesey, 350 workers were forced to take aweek’s holiday last week after an outbreak of foot-and-mouth in its factory.AsPersonnel Today went to press, the staff were scheduled to return to work thisweek to disinfect the factory, which will open again by the end of March. Comments are closed. last_img read more

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