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Migrant workers exploited in German meat industry

By: Abby D'ARCY HUGHES | Anne MAILLIET
1 min

Trade unions say the working conditions in German abattoirs hark back to another century. Many companies in the industry hire Romanian, Bulgarian or Spanish workers through sub-contractors. These workers are often paid just 4 or 5 euros an hour and are housed in remote lodgings. It's no surprise that the meat they produce is so cheap. But will the announcement of a new minimum wage in Germany help put a stop to these practices?

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