Greg Ennis

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Irish Congress of Trade Unions’ policy paper on Ireland’s meat processing sector  recommends  business support measures be made “conditional on trade union recognition and access”.  Photograph: Angus Mordant

The model operated by the Irish meat processing sector was becoming less and less viable on its own terms even before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, a new(...)

About 20% of meat plant workers in the Republic have contracted Covid-19, with three outbreaks in recent weeks.  Photograph: Getty Images

The detection of the Brazilian variant of Covid-19 is a “real concern” for meat plant workers, who fear it could be more widespread than official fig(...)

Margaret Keenan (90) is lauded by staff as she returns to her ward after becoming the first person in the UK to receive the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine at University Hospital Coventry. Photograph: PA

Groups representing key workers are to press for their inclusion in priority categories for vaccination once the State begins to roll out its Covid-19(...)

Large outbreaks of the virus in food processing plants contributed to the decision to introduce local lockdowns in Kildare, Laois, and Offaly in early August. File photograph: Dave Sleator

There has been a Covid-19 outbreak involving more than 20 cases in a meat processing plant in Co Waterford, according to trade union Siptu. Greg Enn(...)

There have been 1,500 cases and 31 clusters within meat plants to date with four clusters currently active, unions say.

A trade union representing over 6,000 workers employed in the meat processing industry has called for the immediate recommencement of Covid-19 testing(...)

Siptu divisional organiser Greg Ennis said progress had been made on other elements. Photograph: Alan Betson

Representatives of employers in the meat-processing sector are refusing to engage on an industry-wide agreement on sick pay and pensions for staff, Si(...)

The meat industry continues to deal with the fact that its customers want high-quality products as cheaply as possible, while its suppliers argue that the prices they receive make it difficult for them to make a living. Photograph: iStock

Covid-19 has thrust the Republic’s multibillion-euro meat industry into the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Outbreaks of the virus among workers (...)

Nora Labo of the Cork Operative Butchers’ Society addresses the committee on Thursday. Photograph: Oireachtas TV

A great number of Romanian workers for years were cheated out of their social security rights in Ireland by the employment agency who was hiring them (...)

Carroll’s Cuisine meat plant in Tullamore, Co Offaly, has had a number of positive Covid-19 tests. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) should conduct random and unannounced inspections of all meat processing facilities and they should use their ex(...)

A Covid-19 test centre outside Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: Collins

Extra Covid-19 testing of workers at all of the State’s meat processing plants are to be put in place “with rapid results” in the wake of a sharp rise(...)

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