Unions say exemption to allow Covid-positive people to work at SA meatworks sets ‘dangerous precedent’

Workers who tested positive to Covid were forced to wear yellow hairnets to identify themselves

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An exemption issued to a South Australian meatworks to allow Covid-positive staff to continue working creates a dangerous precedent for other firms eager to operate even as case numbers soar, the head of Australia’s unions says.

Teys Australia abattoir near Naracoorte, which supplies beef to supermarket giant Woolworths, operated for several days before closing on Thursday even after at least 140 of its nearly 400 staff tested positive for Covid.

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