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30.12.2020 Meat industry fails with urgent applications against the Occupational Safety and Health Control Act The urgent applications were intended to prevent the Occupational Safety and Health Control Act in its December form from coming into force at the beginning of 2021. The law is intended to ensure better occupational safety and better working conditions in the meat industry. “The law is the appropriate answer to exploitation and irresponsibility in the meat industry,” says DGB board member Anja Piel.

DGB / Tanat Loungtip /

Regarding the decision of the Federal Constitutional Court not to allow the urgent requests of the meat industry, DGB board member Anja Piel said: “We welcome the decision of the judges of the Federal Constitutional Court not to allow the urgent requests. This means that the urgently needed labor protection control law can come into force as planned. The law is the appropriate response to exploitation and irresponsibility in the meat industry. Exploitation must not be a business model in Germany. That is why the legislature must prevent the wage gap in Europe from being exploited out of greed for profit. The fact that the law comes on January 1st sends out a good signal to workers in the meat industry for the coming year. “



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