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Darragh McCullough: Stop the double standards and start protecting our meat factory workers

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Meat factory workers

Meat factory workers

Meat factory workers

The explosion of Covid-19 cases in meat factories has exposed the meat industry, and Irish society, to some uncomfortable truths.

In a Dáil debate last Thursday the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, revealed how workers in meat plants account for a staggering 94pc of all workplace-related cases of Covid-19.

It is understandable that meat factories are difficult places to control the spread of a viral disease like Covid-19.