SIPTU organiser Terry Bryan is calling on protesters, the farm organisations and their members to fully consider the proposals concluded by their representatives at the talks that took place last Sunday. He told Midwest News today that meat plants need to get back up and running, as soon as possible.
There are currently 6,000 meat processor workers on lay-off which is directly affecting thousands of families that have bills to pay, children to feed and rent now due.
SIPTU HAS been seeking financial supports from the processors to address the real hardship that many workers and their families are facing.
The union is expressing support today support for an employee loan scheme, initiated yesterday by some of the beef processing companies to alleviate the financial hardship faced by workers during the ongoing Beef Crisis.
The loan offer by the employers is interest free.