‘Exploitative conditions’: Germany to reform meat industry after spate of Covid-19 cases

Ban on use of subcontractors and fines of €30,000 for slaughterhouses breaching new labour regulations a ‘historic moment’, say campaignersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe German government has announced a series of reforms of the meat industry, including a ban on the use of subcontractors and fines of €30,000 (£26,000) for companies breaching labour regulations, as slaughterhouses have emerged as coronavirus hotspots.A number of meat plants across the country have temporarily closed after hundreds of workers tested positive for Covid-19 in recent weeks. Continue reading… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/may/22/exploitative-conditions-germany-to-reform-meat-industry-after-spate-of-covid-19-cases