Workers

Meat industry ‘strongly refutes’ MRCI claims on safety and employment

Meat industry ‘strongly refutes’ MRCI claims on safety and employment

Meat Industry Ireland (MII) has strongly refuted claims made by the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) regarding health and safety...

November 25, 2020

Meat workers operating in ‘dangerous conditions’ – MRCI report

Meat workers operating in ‘dangerous conditions’ – MRCI report

Many employers are “putting profit before the health and safety of workers” with “dangerous working conditions” across the meat sector...

November 25, 2020

Manor Farm outlines policy on PPE for workers

Manor Farm outlines policy on PPE for workers

Carton Brothers – the firm behind the Manor Farm brand – has outlined its position regarding personal protective equipment (PPE)...

September 24, 2020

Table: 272 non-EEA work permits issued for meat plants in March and April

Table: 272 non-EEA work permits issued for meat plants in March and April

A total of 272 work permits were issued to workers from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) to work in...

May 18, 2020

Minister ‘aware of’ 6 Covid-19 clusters in meat plants

Minister ‘aware of’ 6 Covid-19 clusters in meat plants

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed has confirmed that he and his department are aware of six...

May 1, 2020

Some laid-off personnel ‘gained employment in other sectors’ – MII

Some laid-off personnel ‘gained employment in other sectors’ – MII

Beef processors have revealed that some of their factory personnel that were laid off in recent weeks will not be...

September 23, 2019

Dawn Meats workers receive formal lay-off notice

Dawn Meats workers receive formal lay-off notice

Management at Dawn Meats Grannagh, on the Waterford/Kilkenny border, have issued a formal lay-off notice to a large number of...

August 8, 2019

Reports of meat plants temporarily laying off workers

Reports of meat plants temporarily laying off workers

Over 150 workers employed in a meat plant in south Co. Kilkenny have been purportedly laid off temporarily amid the...

August 7, 2019

Processors jump for migrant workers – while dairy lags behind

Processors jump for migrant workers – while dairy lags behind

Meat processors have wasted no time in applying for workers from non-EEA (European Economic Area) countries under the pilot scheme...

June 29, 2018

Strike action underway at Kerry Group plant in Listowel

Strike action underway at Kerry Group plant in Listowel

Computer systems are just ‘tip of the iceberg’ for workers at Kerry Group’s Listowel plant as a campaign of industrial...

September 28, 2017

Farm Relief Services highlights critical labour shortage

Farm Relief Services highlights critical labour shortage

Irish dairy farming is facing a critical shortage of trained, skilled and adaptable workers to meet the ambitious development targets...

April 20, 2017