Chief Executive Janet McCollum refuses to meet with union to address pay concerns and her support for Pilgrim’s Pride takeover
Moy Park £41 million profit must be used to end scourge of poverty pay and deliver an inflation-busting pay increase for all workers
Unite Regional Officer for Moy Park, Sean McKeever, reiterated his union’s demand for a meeting with Chief Executive Janet McCollum over concerns that poverty pay is extending through the workforce with the recruitment of hundreds more agency workers on the minimum wage:
“Moy Park is the largest employer in Northern Ireland and Unite represents the majority of their workers. We have now repeatedly sought meetings with the Chief Executive Janet McCollum over our concerns.
“When the Pilgrim’s Pride buy-out was announced, Janet McCollum publicly welcomed it despite the fact that this corporation – renowned as the most exploitative employer in the US meatpacking industry – openly boasted that they would seek to deliver $50 million in ‘efficiencies’ from the Moy Park group. Our members know what capitalists mean when they say efficiencies, that’s management-speak for ‘speed-up’, degraded terms and conditions, lower pay and layoffs. Continue reading