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Hundreds on strike at Danish Crown slaughterhouse

The slaughterhouse is due to be closed by the beginning of 2016


Around 250 employees have decided to strike at the Danish Crown slaughterhouse in Faaborg on Funen this morning (Photo: Danish Crown)

July 4, 2014
12:07

by CW


Around 250 employees have decided to strike at the Danish Crown slaughterhouse in Faaborg on Funen this morning.

The workers on the Thursday night-shift downed tools as did those on the Friday day-shift after a meeting on Friday morning.

“It’s correct that about half of the 450 employees at the slaughterhouse at Faaborg are on strike,” Jens Hansen, the head of communications at Danish Crown, told Jyllands-Posten newspaper.

In January, Danish Crown announced that it would close down the slaughterhouse in Faaborg and that all the employees would lose their jobs.

READ MORE: Danish Crown to close Bornholm slaughterhouse

Yearning for clarity
According to the employee union representative, Jimmy Andersen, they are striking out of frustration over the lack of information from management.

“We aren’t told anything by the leadership, and when something finally does come out, it contradicts other information,” Andersen said. “For instance: that the slaughterhouse will close earlier than expected.”

But Danish Crown rejected any such notion, arguing that it does everything it can to keep its employees abreast of the situation.

Danish Crown said that it would close down the Faaborg slaughterhouse by the beginning of 2016 at the latest, after which it is expecting to move production to Poland, the UK or Germany.



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