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Moy Park bosses refusal to provide workforce Covid testing blasted by Unite the union

Group’s latest profits showed £72 million in operating profits with the top-paid director receiving £2.6 million In the face of total and continued inaction by the Stormont Ministers on crisis in meatpacking sector, workers will organise to defend themselves Sean McKeever, Regional Officer for … Continue reading

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Foyle Omagh must confirm the number of cases of Covid-19 and take immediate action to ensure the safety of employees

Company admits number of confirmed cases but so far fails to disclose numbers. The Health and Safety Executive conducted an inspection of the site last week and set recommendations to company requiring an Action Plan by Thursday [May 14th] Gareth … Continue reading

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Unite writes to First Minister and Deputy First Minister to demand testing for workers as Covid-19 clusters emerge in poultry and meatpacking sector and Moy Park employee dies

Urgent action needed from Stormont Executive on meat processing sector to avoid repeat of crisis and fatalities in care home sector If necessary, sites must be temporarily shut for testing of workers, and family members, with full pay to enable … Continue reading

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Urgent action needed by Stormont Ministers after Moy Park worker dies from Covid-19 and clusters of infection reported at a growing number of poultry and meatpacking sites

Moy Park’s Dungannon site must be temporarily shutdown while entire workforce, and families, is tested and assessed, with workers receiving full pay for duration  Health and Safety Executive of NI must conduct responsive and unannounced physical inspections of meat processing … Continue reading

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Covid-19 clusters in Northern Ireland meatpacking sector point to urgent need for sector-specific infection controls to protect workers

Immediate programme of testing with quick turnaround needed for all meatpacking workers and their families along with wider package of measures including, where necessary, temporary closures for deep-cleanses without loss of pay Fears that meatpacking sites here could experience outbreaks similar … Continue reading

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