1- How often are occupational risk prevention classes taught in slaughterhouses? What does it consist on?
Before starting work, our company has stipulated the training of PRL, the common meat operator module and specific modules depending on the section and corresponding job position. Likewise, reminder sessions are held every 3 years as well as timely new training if there are substantive or section changes.
Regarding the contents of the training, specific topics such as the following are addressed:
– Basic training in ORP (50 hours) / Preventive resources
– Training for the use of pallet trucks and forklifts for the personnel who must use them.
– Training at height
– Training emergency teams
– Defibrillator use training
– First aid training
– Specific work procedures
2- In what language are they taught?
They are taught in Spanish.
3- Is there any alternative for workers who do not understand the language?
In order to make the courses easier for all workers to understand, photographs and images are used to facilitate understanding, and technicians perform translations or use translators if necessary. At the end of the training, workers are asked to fill out questionnaires to ensure that the employee has understood and assimilated what was explained.
4- A 2019 labor inspection report ensures that, on April 23, 2018, the company tried to force all the workers of the Clavial cooperative to change to the Oficicat cooperative. According to the report, these events “seriously violated the dignity of the workers and their most basic labor and social security rights.” In addition, he affirms that these workers “were forced to accept the change of cooperative if they wanted to continue working and receiving a salary.” Does the company want to comment on this?
In the labor transition cooperatives – Catalan law of cooperatives – general regime – strikes and inspections were experienced with the aim of forcing the sector not to use the subcontracting of associated work cooperatives. The company made changes to the hiring of mercantile companies based on the changes in the Catalan law of
cooperatives, and to preserve their competitiveness with respect to the rest of the sector. Finally, after agreements with majority unions and the administration was the first in the Spanish state to internalize directly in the companies of the Group, with full union representation.