Suddenly, 15 subsidiary companies formed: behind The new Tönnies-armed on Twitter

Tönnies had in mid-July, 15 so-called stock companies at the district court of Gütersloh to Rheda-Wiedenbrück, Germany, where Tönnies headquarters is located, i

Suddenly, 15 subsidiary companies formed: behind The new Tönnies-armed on Twitter

Tönnies had in mid-July, 15 so-called stock companies at the district court of Gütersloh to Rheda-Wiedenbrück, Germany, where Tönnies headquarters is located, in the commercial register. Even then conjectured critics that Germany's largest meat plant, possibly stricter rules wool bypass, which apply to larger businesses.

This accusation was dismissed by the company immediately. Rather, they have established daughter companies, because there should be no works contract. A corresponding law, to apply as from 2021, the policy against the Background of recent debates on the way.

This is the Problem with contracts for work

In the case of a contract for work for about a slaughterhouse operator meets with a subcontractor, an agreement on the slaughter of a certain number of animals. For this purpose, the operator – for example, Tönnies, is paying the subcontractor a certain, pre-agreed amount. As this is implementing the slaughter, the subcontractor left. (Display)

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Exactly which again and again leads to human - and animal-Operated in appalling conditions in a purely Profit-optimized Mini-that often operate with temporary workers. At the same time, large corporations, the use of such contracts can, at least legally, from the responsibility, if sub-contractors play fast and loose with both human and animal.

Tönnies: 15 subsidiary companies for 15 different business areas

Tönnies now wants to combine all the processing steps from slaughter to packaging of the meat products under its roof. To this end, all employees are directly adjusted "at 100-percent subsidiary company," as a Tönnies spokesperson said. As the group from the different companies existed with different business areas, which are multiple start-UPS required.

Now the debate on cooked again, such as the short message service Twitter.

Until September to 1000 Ex-contract workers are set to be

Tönnies was thus forced to make a new Statement: "We have announced that all employees in the core areas of production, directly employ. It remains fully. We are already in the midst of this process, because we want to have set in mid-September, the first 1000 former contract worker,“ said a company spokesman on Thursday.

imago images/Kyodo News Tönnies staff shared accommodation in many small rooms in this thesis.

The establishment of these stock companies is a completely normal process in an international group. "For permanent positions, it needs a legal basis. It is currently still completely unclear what forms of organisation provided for by the proposed law. As a precaution, we have set up these companies,“ the spokesman continues. With these societies, Tönnies could implement directly to the settings in different locations and for different companies in the group quickly.

"The 50s scheme only for craft enterprises"

The Federal Cabinet had on Wednesday proposed stricter rules for the meat industry on the way. The draft law of the Federal Minister of labour, Hubertus Heil (SPD), provides that in the larger companies of the sector from 1. January 2021 in the core business of slaughter, Cutting and meat processing no contract workers and 1. April 2021, no workers may be employed. Fines threaten. Chief financial officer - Live will-Online-conference on 3. August!

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the meat industry does not apply to companies with up to 49 employees. For this purpose, neither companies such as Tönnies and their daughter companies are, however. Healing no wrote on Twitter to the accusation that Tönnies could aim with the establishment of the subsidiaries, on the threshold of 50 employees during the contract prohibition of bypass: "( ... ) The 50s scheme applies only to craft enterprises."

Aside from that shows a simple calculation that - at least on average - more than 50 employees would work at the subsidiary company: 1000 (employee) divided by 15 (the subsidiary companies) results in a staff of 67 (rounded) per operation.

Want to bypass Tönnies other restrictions?

can Not be excluded, however, that Tönnies with the new commercial netting to minimize the involvement of its employees, such as wage negotiations or layoffs. Also, as Tönnies can save cost, like a Twitter underlined users:

Freddy Adjan from the Union food enjoyment Gaststätten (NGG) expressed in any case of doubt, the representation of Tönnies. "The meat industry has applied in the past, very much creative energy to work around the laws. Mr. toennies has perfected the inhuman System of work contracts for nearly two decades in his company," said Adjan, the "Rheinische Post" from Friday. Therefore, it is hardly credible that there should be the establishment of subsidiaries only to the precautionary measures, the trade Union representatives.

Tönnies: "Since the discussion is necessarily needed"

managing Director Clemens Tönnies reported, however, in the "food magazine" to speak for themselves and showed that they are dissatisfied with the planned more stringent rules for the meat industry. "We are a group to get ban. Under the companies should be banned, only one owner has to give it to,“ said Tönnies.

The Manager complained that the organization will be taken by the new law, "the possibility of specialization and the ability to respond to market events". "I have to, but sausages and ham produce and can cut at a different point and packaging. With Veggie sausage and cheese I'm allowed to. Since the discussion is necessarily needed,“ said Tönnies. After the scorching heat of the Storm: hail, Gale-force winds and up to 60 litres of rain at the weekend, a PCP coming To furnace-like heat of the Storm: hail, Gale-force winds and up to 60 litres of rain coming on the weekend

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Updated Date: 31 July 2020, 09:27

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