SIPTU Urges Government To Set Up A Task Force To Deal With Covid-19 Cases Among Meat Factory Staff

Earlier RedFM News highlighted how staff at Kepak in Watergrasshill have voiced their frustration after a number of workers were diagnosed with Covid-19

 

The union says the death of one worker in Dungannon in Northern Ireland has been linked to the virus.

Earlier RedFM News highlighted how staff at Kepak in Watergrasshill have voiced their frustration after a number of workers were diagnosed with Covid-19. 

A large number of employees were tested at the meat processing factory after some staff showed symptoms last week amid a spike in the number of cases at meat plants across the country. 

SIPTU is calling for a raft of protection measures to be put in place including mandatory temperature testing.

Greg Ennis from the union says meat factories are susceptible to easily spreading the disease.

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