Laumann against higher meat prices after slaughterhouse scandals

Meat and sausage in the supermarket, about dts
Meat and sausage in the supermarket, about dts
North Rhine-Westphalia's Minister of Labor Karl-Josef Laumann (CDU) has spoken out against higher meat prices after the recent slaughterhouse scandals.

"I don't want to have the time back that there was meat only on Sundays," said the CDU politician of the "Zeit" supplement "Christ & Welt". Wealthier people would have eaten meat more often then.

After massive corona infections in large-scale slaughterhouses, the federal government's grand coalition wants to change the rules in larger companies: From January 1, 2021, the core business of slaughtering, cutting and meat processing should no longer employ contract workers or temporary workers. The industry had therefore warned that this would make meat much more expensive. Laumann now said that politicians had made good use of the window of opportunity to make work contracts and living conditions for workers in the meat industry an issue. At the same time, however, he insists that meat remains affordable: “In North Rhine-Westphalia we have around two million people who earn less than 2.000 euros gross. Meat must also be affordable food for the general population. "