BFAWU Statement – Moy Park Ballymena

It has come to the attention of our Union that there has been a small number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 at the Moy Park site in Ballymena. As a Union, we are extremely concerned about this development and are doing all we can to keep updated with this issue. We have been in contact with the employer to ensure they are doing all they can to help and support employees, both the positive tested cases and those employees that may have been in contact with them. The company has assured us that the track and trace procedure in place has located anyone that may  potentially have  come into contact with the confirmed cases and these employees have been sent off site to self-isolate. If any employee believes this is not the case and has not happened please get in touch asap. We have also  reiterated the need for everyone at the site to ensure social distancing at 2 meters remains in place and that the  hand washing and PPE measures are still ongoing and being adhered too at all times. We have called on the company to ensure no employee suffers a financial loss should they be impacted by this outbreak. Our on-site representatives are in daily contact with the employer so if you have any concerns please do not hesitate to bring them to our attention. 

If you feel you need to report anything to us in confidence please contact us with the Regional Office whose details located on our website or on the union notice board. 

We are sending our best wishes to all affected employees at this time. 

Laura Graham

Regional Officer

Region 7 – Northern Ireland