Of 640,000 people locked up because of a company: How to meet the Tönnies-Lockdown is?

On Monday officially begin the summer holidays in North Rhine-Westphalia. For many families it is the first opportunity to enjoy its regained freedom of movemen

Of 640,000 people locked up because of a company: How to meet the Tönnies-Lockdown is?

On Monday officially begin the summer holidays in North Rhine-Westphalia. For many families it is the first opportunity to enjoy its regained freedom of movement to the Corona-Lockdown. Not so for the nearly 640,000 of people from the district of Gütersloh. After the Corona onset in the flesh it there for almost a week, more than half a Million people in the local Lockdown, with all the limitations of this measure with itself. How it goes after the week, and let NRW Minister Armin Laschet has not yet.

Other States have responded to the Tönnies outbreak. Bavaria, for example, an accommodation ban for citizens from high-risk areas, Mecklenburg-adopted Western Pomerania, a mandatory Quarantine. Tougher conditions for entry for tourists are valid also in Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate. People from the district of Gütersloh: they are in many places of Germany, is undesirable.

Among the people a strong sense of injustice

prevails Among the people in the district of Gütersloh in the anger-to-understand way, is great, especially to Tönnies, the than billion schwerers company, Hygiene regulations stayed negligence, abuse and so a whole Region under the Corona-General suspected turned. Protests in front of the company premises, and even arson attacks on cars of employees were the result.

"people feel unfairly treated," says Steffen Mau of the Humboldt-University of Berlin. The sociologist and justice researcher holds the current Lockdown is for a society much more explosive than the previous Corona-measures. "The outbreak is perceived by the subject as a natural event, but as a result of a negligent corporate policy. The responsibility is to be clear of a Person.“

All the increase of the injustice that people feel and the Anger about the imposed measures, argues Mau. "From a justice perspective, this Lockdown is not justified because of it". AP Medical staff takes Tests of Tönnies-employees.

Focused social debate in the Wake of the corona crisis so far, especially how far the state may go in restricting the basic rights, add to that now with the debt a further Dimension to the question.

but How frustration and the feeling of injustice in the society to mitigate? In addition to symbolic Gestures in the Form of financial excuses on the part of the company Tönnies, especially if the policy is challenged, says justice researchers Mau. You must now ensure that laws were sharpened in the area of the production standards of meat establishments. "With such sanctions of the moral feelings of outrage, to degrade."

Prime Minister Laschet checks liability of Tönnies

This outrage is also the Prime Minister, Laschet is on. On the question of whether the company could be held liable, said Laschet the editorial network Germany: "It is currently being examined very carefully, whether and to what rules the company has violated, and where liability can be taken." Laschet stressed, he can see Tönnies in the responsibility.

failures of his government, he does not see, however, that "The working conditions in the slaughterhouses were known", said Laschet the RND. "Red-Green factory has introduced contracts that have become the Problem. Our health Minister Karl-Josef Laumann has used here as the only real emphasis for a Change.“ For a legal Change, there have been, however, no majority.

in the case of Tönnies also for the future relevance

With a view to the coming months of dealing with the company, Tönnies could lead the way. Because in other battle, such as the company Geest country, or a kebab factory in Moers Corona were operated last outbreaks identified. A Shutdown for the affected regions is already advised, the frustration, the injustice is likely to be among the victims in a similar way.

in The case of Tönnies is thus to set a precedent legally, but also socially. What can enforce the policy in future outbreaks of responsible companies? And as a local lock downs can be explained to the Affected from a justice perspective? These issues could now be in the district of Gütersloh answered. The world is better than your bad news - FOCUS Online provides you every Friday with the best stories from the field perspectives. Subscribe here for free Newsletter:

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Updated Date: 26 June 2020, 14:26

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