Great news – no COVID-positive workers will be forced to work at Teys abattoir, after the company agreed to union demands.
In case you missed it, Teys told employees at a South Australian abattoir at the end of last week that all workers would be required to come back on Monday, even if they had COVID-19.
Thanks to the power of workers organising and hundreds of messages sent to Woolworths’ Facebook page over the weekend, every worker who has tested positive for COVID will be able to isolate, rest at home and recover.
Woolworths – one of the biggest buyers of the abattoir’s meat – canceled their orders, pressuring Teys to reverse their dangerous decision.
Workers shouldn’t have to sacrifice their health and safety because the Morrison government failed to plan appropriately for the full consequences of the Omricon strain.
Our work doesn’t end here. We are ramping up the pressure on the Morrison government to provide free and accessible Rapid Antigen Tests.
If you want to be safe at work, join your union.