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Meat safety: Abattoir action

Vets and hygiene inspectors who work in abattoirs on behalf of the Food Standards Agency, a government body, want a pay rise. About half are members of Unison, and have just voted for industrial action after a below inflation pay offer coupled with a refusal to negotiate.

Any action would seriously affect around 130 meat slaughtering plants across England, Scotland and Wales, which cannot operate without hygiene checks and inspections.