VLocal strikes begin in German meat industry

Germany’s largest food and catering union, NGG, has launched strikes in the meat industry in two German states, at the start of a week of labour action.

According to the union, slaughterhouses operated by Danish Crown in the town of Essen in Lower Saxony were affected from early this morning. In Bavaria, according to a spokesperson, many workers also participated in the so-called “warning strike.”

In parts of Lower Saxony, according to the union, management took steps to stop the industrial action taking place.

“They are playing hardball,” an NGG spokesperson said.

The dispute is over collective pay agreements for some 160,000 workers. Talks on the issue stopped at the end of March without a plan for future talks.

“The time of exploitation and low wages in the meat industry is now over,” Freddy Adjan, the deputy head of the NGG union, told dpa.

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