Smithfield gives workers more time
Smithfield Packing Company in Tar Heel, North Carolina re-hired the group of
approximately 20 workers that were initially fired last
The company did so after executives met with representatives of the pig
processing employees who went into strike last week, after the firing was
Initially Smithfield had fired the group, claiming the company was forced to
fire the workers because of stepped-up scrutiny by US authorities, responsible
for work site enforcement.
The company now gave the fired workers six
months to produce legitimate documentation.
Smithfield will supply workers with
resources, including a human resources staff representative, to resolve
questions about their documentation.
The company said that it is taking these steps at all of its plants and that
it will continue to fire employees who cannot provide documentation.
Related news items:
â€¢ Agreement on Smithfield pork plant
(21 Nov 2006)
â€¢ US Smithfield employees on strike
(20 Nov 2006)
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