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08/06/2021 11h00 to 11h00

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ETUI seminar on subcontracting in the meat industry: a chance for true reform?

The European Trade Union Institute is organising a conversation on the subcontracting model in the German meat industry:

  • Cornel Ban, Associate Professor of International Political Economy at Copenhagen Business School
  • Bethany Staunton, Deputy Editor of HesaMag at the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)

On the menu: the working conditions of subcontracted, migrant workers in Germany’s slaughterhouses, the mass Covid-19 outbreaks that took place in plants across Europe last year, and the promise of Germany’s new Occupational Safety and Health Inspection Act, which has banned subcontracting in the meat industry,

In these short conversations, we are following the three stages in the food chain: production, processing and distribution.