ICMSA call for priority testing for workers in meat processing plants

The President of ICMSA, Pat McCormack, said that it is vital that a co-ordinated approach is taken to the Covid-19 issues in meat processing plants.  Mr. McCormack said that as an essential service delivering high quality food on a daily basis to consumers, priority testing and other supports should be made available to meat processing facilities to address any issues arising and to ensure the health of the workforce.   He said that right throughout the Covid-19 pandemic the wider Irish food sector has continued delivering high quality food from the farmer through the workers in processing plants and on to the retailer. Mr. McCormack said that it was imperative that the HSE and other state agencies fully support the sector to manage its way through the current challenges.

Ends      15 May 2020

Pat McCormack, 087-7608958

President, ICMSA.

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Cathal MacCarthy, 087-6168758

ICMSA Press Office