African plague measures bring back pig union halves?
Pork halves and chicken legs through the Syndicate, as well as cheap summer and winter holidays, are part of the folklore of the former SFRY. Senior citizens say that supplying through a union was a great opportunity due to the fact that he offered them goods with at least 20 percent lower prices, because they were ordered in bulk and without a margin.
The news that the Croatian Government has decided to conclude an agreement for the assignment of the claims of the bankrupt workers in Dalmaciavino, which enables the payment of back wages to the workers in that company, brings back memories of the popularity of this measure, which was a trade union exclusive. With the decision on a one-time aid measure for the procurement of pork halves, a one-time payment of up to 600 euros per worker will be provided, announced the Business HR. The Croatian Government says that this way will ensure the preservation of the traditional way of processing pork and the preparation of traditional semi-permanent and permanent dried meat products, which, in addition to preserving the traditions of families on smaller farms, provide part of the household's needs for meat. and meat products.
- 900.000 euros have been provided for the implementation of the decision. A State program was also adopted to support producers of pigs with a higher slaughter weight. It will allow the distribution of aid to compensate for the loss of income for pigs with a higher final weight sent for slaughter from facilities in restricted zones due to swine fever in the period from October 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023 - the Government of Croatia decided.
Pork halves and chicken legs through the Syndicate, as well as cheap summer and winter holidays, are part of the folklore of the former SFRY. Those who remember longer will tell you that at least twice a year they lined up in the courtyards of the labor organizations where they worked, where they patiently waited to be called to pick up the frozen pieces of meat weighing more than ten kilograms.
– Their favorable price and the possibility of paying in installments with deduction from the salary constituted the very core, but also all the beauty of the trade union association. Dear, should I write to you for a mate? In how many installments? – At twelve. - Write. I have already signed up for a box of chicken kopani, cheese pie, woolen blankets... my salary will be left over for cigarettes - that's how the trade union "struggle" used to be, remembers a Skopje resident.
Elderly citizens who have struggled with scarcity and high inflation say that supplying through a union was a great opportunity due to the fact that it offered them goods with at least 20 percent lower prices, since it was ordered in bulk and without a margin. These were usually pork halves, sometimes beef, chicken legs or winter meat, which were several times cheaper than in stores.
Today, such sales are almost impossible, as families have shrunk, and with it, the need for large inventories has decreased. The majority of households almost do not have a freezer to store this food, and less and less is cooked.
According to the State Statistics Office, last year a Macedonian family consumed barely 23,4 kilograms of pork with bones and mole, while the consumption of beef with and without bones amounted to about 15 kilograms. Last year, the average Macedonian family consumed 29 kilograms of chicken meat.