Klöckner invites you to the meat summit
After several corona outbreaks, the German meat industry has once again become the focus of criticism. Minister of Agriculture Klöckner is now inviting to the industry summit in Düsseldorf. She advocates a surcharge of 40 cents per kilogram of meat.
Even before the meeting at the Ministry of Agriculture started, there was a lot of criticism. CDU country chief Laschet meanwhile wants to check whether the meat industrial Tönnies can be held liable for the Corona start in Gütersloh.
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DThe industry discussion on livestock farming and the meat industry held on Friday at the Federal Minister of Agriculture, Julia Klöckner (CDU), had already triggered massive criticism in advance. The DGB and the Greens spoke of a mere “show” event. The meeting was scheduled after a series of coronavirus outbreaks among slaughterhouse workers.
The board member of the German Trade Union Confederation, Anja Piel, complained that representatives of the employees had only been invited “after the fact” and “at the last minute”. Apparently, a sustainable improvement in the working conditions of employees in the meat industry should not be in the foreground, said Piel of the “Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung” (“NOZ”).
Critics attribute the spread of the novel corona virus in the industry to working conditions and the placement of many employees in cramped communal accommodation. Many Eastern Europeans work in the slaughterhouses, which are employed by subcontractors.