Danish Workers Rail against Weaner Exports

by 5m Editor
17 March 2009, at 8:46am

DENMARK - Trade union workers in Danish slaughterhouses are getting personal with pig producers who send weaners to Germany.

They have invited the general public to a mass meeting and at the same time they will demonstrate against a nearby pig farmer who sends his pigs to Germany, where they get a better price and where there is less red-tape.

In a bid to save Denmark’s crisis-hit abattoir sector, the Danish food union wants all pigs that are produced in Denmark to be slaughtered in Denmark.

But Danish Crown is unlikely to survive as a world-supplier of pig meat unless it continues to pay the lowest prices in Europe, allowing it to undercut other exporters.