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Workers Voting On Tentative Deal At Cargill Plant In High River

Hundreds of workers at the Cargill meat plant in High River are continuing to vote on a tentative deal hammered out this week.

This time, UFCW is recommending acceptance. In a statement by the union, it says the contract offer would significantly improve the lives of workers at the huge plant. While we don't know all the ins and outs of this new offer, we do know it's offering workers a 1000 dollar signing bonus and a 1000-dollar COVID bonus.

News of this tentative deal has cattle producers on the prairies breathing a little easier. Many were worried that a walkout at the plant would lead to a repeat of the backlog of market ready cattle that happened when the plant shut down for two weeks last year following an outbreak of COVID.

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