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Union to Shut Down Cargill Meat Plant After 2nd Death Prompts Calls From Alberta NDP

Source: Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press, globalnews.ca, May 11, 2020

It was announced today, that a second employee at Cargill had died of COVID-19.

Alberta’s Opposition NDP, along with union leaders, is calling on the province to shut down a Cargill meat-packing plant so it can be determined whether the company is meeting legal obligations to involve workers in safety concerns.

An Occupational Health and Safety report says Cargill didn’t include workers in an internal review last month of circumstances that led to over 950 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in employees at the plant in High River, Alta.

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