Claim: Over 50 quit abattoir
MORE than 50 Lakes Creek Teys Bros meatworkers have resigned due to poor working conditions, a former senior works union official said yesterday.
Meatworker of 40 years Les Cooke said he had been inundated with phone calls in the past three weeks from workers concerned about the way they had been treated.
"I have people ringing me up and they end up in tears,'' he said.
"The management structure is wrong. There's no paid union official in Rockhampton to help them.
We want the industrial commission to run a time-and-motion study to access a realistic workplace.''
Teys Bros was unable to comment last night.