Coronavirus: Animal activists protest working conditions at Cargill meat-packing plant

About 20 activists gathered outside the Cargill meat-packing plant in High River, Alta., on Saturday, protesting working conditions they call unsafe and exploitative because of the COVID-19 outbreak at the facility. READ MORE: Widow and children of Cargill worker who…

Canada’s meat industry expected to increase safety measures amid COVID-19

A group representing Canada’s meat-packers is expecting more changes in the coming months to make sure workers have protection from COVID-19. Chris White, president of the Canadian Meat Council, says $77.5 million earmarked by Ottawa for the food-processing industry will…

Meat processing disruptions amid COVID-19 spur changes to Canadian beef supply, prices ahead of BBQ season

Just in time for barbeque season, beef analysts expect changes in meat prices and supply in Canada following disruptions to the industry amid the COVID-19 pandemic. After a two-week shutdown, Canada’s largest meat packing plant — Cargill in High River,…

2nd Cargill employee to die from COVID-19 ‘humble, gentle family man’

Posted May 12, 2020 6:57 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The second worker from High River’s Cargill meat-processing plant to die due to COVID-19 is leaving behind a grieving wife…

OHS report finds COVID-19 investigation at Cargill High River plant did not include worker representation

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety has found that Cargill did not attempt to engage worker representation as it investigated what led to an outbreak of COVID-19 among workers at its meat-packing facility in High River. READ MORE: Alberta reports 96…

Coronavirus: Alberta has 59 new cases, 1 more death

Alberta Health said Saturday that there were 59 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province, bringing the total of active ones to 1,837. Cases Case breakdown: 1,202 active cases and 2,876 recovered cases in Calgary zone 514 active cases…

Coronavirus: Cargill, union to have hearing with Alberta Labour Relations Board next week

The union representing workers at a Cargill meat plant in Alberta that’s the site of a large COVID-19 outbreak will have its concerns listened to by the Alberta Labour Relations Board at a hearing scheduled next week. The United Food…

Canada’s food industry leaders say $252M aid falls short of need amid COVID-19

Canada’s injection of $252 million into farm and food processing sectors was met with mixed reaction from industry leaders Tuesday, as the struggle to maintain production and supply during COVID-19 continues. But it falls short of the $2.6 billion in…

Widower of Cargill worker shares his loss after losing wife to COVID-19

Speaking through a Vietnamese translator, a grieving widower shared his pain and grief after losing his wife of 27 years. Nga Nguyen spoke Monday near their home in Calgary. “I am so sad and I am speechless. I know I…