GERMANY, Buchloe. Ahead of the German Parliament passing the new Occupational Health and Safety Act for the meat industry (Arbeitsschutzkontrollgesetz), Vion is implementing the planned new regulations.
Within a month and at all 16 German locations, 3,300 employees from contracting companies will be given permanent employment at Vion starting on 1 January 2021. The implementation of this integration of staff, the largest of its kind, already began on 1 December 2020 in Landshut. At all Vion locations, the employee base has once more grown significantly. This increases the company’s challenges.
90% of the incoming colleagues at Vion, mainly from Eastern European EU member states, welcome the new regulations. They now enjoy greater job security and have their interests represented through the local works council. In the future, there will be an intensive collaboration with the German permanent workforce. This concerns all areas of production.