Unionized employees at Cargill will begin voting on an updated offer proposed by Cargill on Thursday.
The union representing those employees, UCFW, Local 401 says that while they won’t release the exhaustive outline of the offer, in their words it includes:
If accepted, UCFW says it will be “the best food processing contract in Canada.”
Cargill’s previous offer was voted down by a 98 percent margin.
Canadian Cattlemen’s Association says it’s “pleased to see that the union representing workers at the Cargill Alberta meat-packing plant is recommending its members accept a new offer from Cargill Inc.”
The vote will take place Thursday through Saturday. If the offer is accepted, the proposed agreement will avoid a strike or a lockout.
Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) remains optimistic that a mutually beneficial agreement will be reached between the two parties before December 6.