Europe’s meat industry is a coronavirus hot spot
German meat producer Tönnies has been lambasted after scores of its workers contracted COVID-19. Poor working conditions are to blame. Many other European companies, meanwhile, are not treating their workers much better.
Coronavirus has spotlighted different forms of work that previously went unnoticed, but perhaps none more than meat production. Here DW looks at workers in Germany, who are often subcontractors from Eastern Europe, Latin America or Africa.