NDP says Cargill meat plant reopening does not have worker support

The Cargill meat processing plant in High River will reopen on Monday, although nearly 16 per cent of the province’s COVID-19 cases to date are associated with the plant’s workers. As of Wednesday, 821 of the province’s 5165 cases were workers at the Cargill plant, and another 276 cases are among workers and contractors at the JBS plant in Brooks.


UCP say they are protecting food supply, NDP express concerns over worker safety

The Government of Alberta says it is working with federal government and industry and worker representatives, to implement a plan to respond to confirmed cases of COVID-19 in food processing plants that will protect workers, while ensuring limited impact to Alberta’s essential food supply during this pandemic. […]