JBS strengthens its dominance of Australian meat industry
JBS, the world's largest meat processor, and the largest distributor of fresh meat products in Australia, has announced the acquisition of the Primo Group,the largest producer of small goods in Australia and New Zealand. This adds a further 3000 workers to the 8000 people JBS currently employs in Australia.
IUF affiliate the AMIEU represents workers in both companies and is carefully monitoring the merger to protect and promote direct hire regular employment.
JBS now has an interest in the export oriented NZ meat industry which suffers from an overcapacity of processing facilities.
Primo supplies to the major supermarket outlets in Australia and NZ.