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May 30, 2020 -

Romanian ambassador concerned about conditions in Dutch meat firms

Romanian ambassador concerned about conditions in Dutch meat firms
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The Romanian ambassador to the Netherlands has written to the Dutch government outlining concerns about the conditions in slaughterhouses, where hundreds of Romanian and other eastern Europeans work.

In that letter, the ambassador ‘expressed concern about the risks which Romanian workers are exposed to and called for increased controls in the meat processing industry.’

In addition, the embassy has renewed calls to Romanian workers to report ‘any type of abuse or exploitation’ to social affairs ministry inspectors or to contact the diplomatic mission for support and guidance.

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