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New System For Rapid Covid Testing Of Meat Factory Workers Agreed

A new system of rapid Covid-19 testing for meat factory workers has been agreed. That's according to...
Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

1:26 PM - 10 Aug 2020



New System For Rapid Covid Tes...

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New System For Rapid Covid Testing Of Meat Factory Workers Agreed

Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

1:26 PM - 10 Aug 2020



A new system of rapid Covid-19 testing for meat factory workers has been agreed.

That's according to the SIPTU trade union which says it's come to the agreement with industry representatives.

The union held a meeting with Meat Industry Ireland today to discuss outbreaks in factories.

Over 300 workers in four plants have tested positive in recent weeks.

SIPTU's Greg Ennis says it was a robust meeting:

"We did come to a progressive outcome to the meeting, which is that both MII and SIPTU will look to engage with the HSE with regard to a new testing protocol.

Mr Ennis says this "will ensure rapid testing, rapid results and a process to deal with people and workers who have confirmed



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