HIGH RIVER (660 NEWS) – The union representing staff on the Cargill meat processing plant close to Excessive River says they’re overly involved in regards to the new COVID outbreak on the facility and due to that, members of UFCW Native 401 held a protest Wednesday afternoon to point out help for the workers.
There are at the moment 11 lively instances on the plant.
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“It’s an outbreak in an space of the vegetation that’s referred to as the auto field. It’s a packaging space and we obtained some reassurances from the employer that the outbreak was confined to that space. Now this morning we found it has actually unfold past that space,” mentioned Thomas Hesse, UFCW Native 401 President.
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“For these staff will quickly within the coming few months be within the authorized strike place and so we’re there with them at present in solidarity and to point out help,” added Hesse.
Cargill had one of many largest outbreaks in Canada firstly of the pandemic final yr. This resulted in two staff’ deaths and practically half of the employees on the facility contracted COVID-19.