Abuse of workers, and of farmers, is widespread in the meat industry. We know this. We also know that with Covid in the mix, this has enormous health implications for the mostly migrant workers, and the communities they live in. And yes, new guidelines have been brought in. But are they enforced? Who’s checking? Are there UNANNOUNCED site visits? I put these and other questions to the Minister in the Dáil
WHY NO INSPECTIONS OF DANGEROUS WORKPLACES? Over 200 complaints to the Health and Safety Authority, but not one of them investigated. With the opening of construction sites next week, this has serious implications for control of the pandemic as well as the health of constructions workers themselves, their families and communities.