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    NFUS Warns Of Possible Meat Hygiene Service Strike
21/03/06

Staff of the Meat and Hygiene Service (MHS) have notified NFU Scotland of possible industrial action in relation to proposed changes to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

The first day of action is planned for the 28 March. The MHS are alerting abattoirs and food business operators to the likelihood of abnormal working arrangements.

Bob Howat, NFUS Vice-President, said:

“As with all industrial actions, it is likely that there will be disruption to workplaces. The date of the proposed action is the 28 March although this may be subject to last minute changes. It is important that anyone who has animals booked in for slaughter in the next week or so contacts their meat plant to ensure that there is no disruption.

“I am pleased to see that the MHS has put in place an action plan to ensure that as many animals as possible can be processed in full compliance with food safety and animal welfare legislation. They are working closely with the industry to ensure minimum disruption.”

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