Archive for August, 2010

No easy fix for the meat industry

August 18, 2010

The amount of hot air forecasting the imminent death of the meat industry suggests desperate hand wringing more than considered thoughts about finding a solution to what everybody agrees is a big problem. The only snag is, while the hot air purveyors seem to know exactly what the problem is and whose fault it is, their heavy breathing doesn’t produce any sensible ideas about how to fix it. (more…)

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Joint plan aims to address labour market problems

August 5, 2010

A tripartite working group, led by the Department of Labour and Meat Industry Association, was established two years ago to produce the Meat Industry Labour Market and Skills Plan, having recognised what it termed a two dimensional problem: first, the dominant culture of independence and competitiveness which means a lack of engagement across the industry, second, the difficulty of bringing about new behaviours to increase industry viability, productivity, health and safety and wealth creation. (more…)