MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: CDU CSU
December 17, 2020
Union parliamentary group leader Brinkhaus welcomes new labor protection control law
The Occupational Safety and Health Control Act is wrapped up. It was a long parliamentary struggle. But the result is impressive: “Today is a good day for many workers in the meat industry,” emphasized the Union parliamentary group leader Ralph Brinkhaus.
The CDU / CSU parliamentary group has made a significant contribution to putting an end to the unacceptable working, accommodation and living conditions that exist in parts of the meat industry. With a ban on work contracts and temporary work in the core business of the meat industry, with increased control density and with the provisions for accommodation in shared accommodation, there are now clear framework conditions. The federal states would now have an even more effective set of instruments with which they can state control the conditions in the German slaughterhouses and punish violations: “We cannot accept that voluntary commitments by the industry are not implemented and entrepreneurial freedom is systematically detrimental to female employees and employees are exploited. “
Contract workers will receive fixed employment contracts at the turn of the year. “Now it is also a matter of integrating these people and their families, who have so far too often lived next to us, into our community. We have to organize a new way of working together. We can only do this if the federal, state, district and local authorities work closely together, ”emphasized the parliamentary group chairman.
In the parliamentary deliberations, the CDU / CSU parliamentary group was able to achieve significant improvements for those who run their company responsibly. “The butchers around the corner and medium-sized craft businesses in meat processing were particularly important to me,” emphasizes Brinkhaus. Butchers, including those that have branches to ensure supplies in the countryside, are now in the vast majority of cases not covered by the law. Meat processing companies that are particularly dependent on flexibility in their work due to seasonal order peaks can – unlike slaughterhouses – use temporary work at peak times if this is agreed in a collective agreement.
The Bundestag approved the bill with a large majority of 473 members.
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