COVID-19 Action

We have 32,000 members who work for dozens of employers across the Alberta economy. The COVID-19 challenge – in our workplaces and in our communities – can’t be met in a uniform way. We’ve been working around the clock to ensure our members are safe, supported, and have economic security through this crisis.

Below is a listing of letters we’ve sent to various employers chronicling the advocacy we’ve undertaken on our members’ behalf during this time of unprecedented crisis. This listing will be updated, so please check back often.

On April 23, 2020, we wrote an extensive letter to Alberta Premier Jason Kenney calling for action to protect food workers. That letter is available here.

Our Call to EmployersResponses
ABCRC Edmonton and Calgary – 1st Letter
ABCRC Edmonton and Calgary – 2nd Letter
ABCRC Response
Agropur Ice Cream – 1st Letter
Agropur Ice Cream – 2nd Letter
Agropur Ice Cream Response
Agropur Milk – 1st Letter
Agropur Milk – 2nd Letter
Agropur Milk Response
Agropur Milk – 2nd Response
Alberta Distillers (ADL)- 1st Letter
Alberta Distillers (ADL)- 2nd Letter
ADL Response
ADL Employee Update
ADL Enhanced Benefits Notice
Archer Daniels Midlands – 1st Letter
Archer Daniels Midlands – 2nd Letter
Aramark Bethany – 1st Letter
Aramark Bethany – 2nd Letter
Aramark Response
Aramark Refreshments – 1st Letter
Aramark Refreshments – 2nd Letter
Aramark University of Calgary – 1st Letter
Aramark University of Calgary – 2nd Letter
Aramark Response
Aramark U of C Response
ASP Security – 1st Letter
ASP Security – 2nd Letter
Avis – 1st Letter
Avis – 2nd Letter
AVIS Response
Banff IGABanff IGA Response
Bayshore – 1st Letter
Bayshore – 2nd Letter
Burnbrae Farms – 1st Letter
Burnbrae Farms – 2nd Letter
Follow up Letter Re: Safety Measures
Calgary Quest Children’s Society – 1st Letter
Calgary Quest Children’s Society – 2nd Letter
Calgary Refrigerated Warehouse – 1st Letter
Calgary Refrigerated Warehouse – 2nd Letter
April 19 Confirmed Positive COVID-19-UFCW Letter to Employer
May 5 Multiple Confirmed Positive COVID-UFCW Demand Letter
April 22 Confirmed Positive COVID-19-Employer Response
AHS Notice to Employees
April 30 Employer Letter to Employees Re: Outbreak
May 1 Multiple Confirmed Positive COVID-Employer Response
Canada Malting – 1st Letter
Canada Malting – 2nd Letter
Canada Malting – 3rd Letter
Cargill Case Ready
April 25 Confirmed Positive COVID-UFCW Letter to Employer
Cargill Response
Cargill High River

Cargill Response
April 3 Cargill Temperature Checks
April 6 Confirmed Positive COVID-19-UFCW Letter to Employer
April 12 UFCW Calls for Temporary Closure with Pay
April 13 Notice of Second Shift Shutdown
April 30 Request for Stop Work Order
May 1 Unfair Labour Practice Complaint
May 3 Letter to Cargill
Cavendish Farms – 1st Letter
Cavendish Farms – 2nd Letter
Cavendish Farms – 3rd Letter
July 23 Confirmed Positive COVID-UFCW Letter to Employer
Cavendish Farms Response
July 29 Confirmed Positive COVID-Employer Response
Central Alberta Co-op – 1st Letter
Central Alberta Co-op – 2nd Letter
Civeo
April 16 Response to Employer’s March 31 Letters
April 16 Confirmed Positive COVID-Wapasu-UFCW Letter to Employer
April 22 Demand Letter Re: Isolating Workers at Wapasu
Buffalo Catering Response
Crown Services Response
April 15 Confirmed Positive COVID-Employer Notice
April 16 Employee Notice Re: Kearl Lake Worker Isolating at Wapasu
CFB Edmonton – 1st Letter
CFB Edmonton – 2nd Letter
CFB Response – Department Status
CFB Response – April 23
Compass Group – 1st Letter
Compass Group – 2nd Letter
Compass Response
Concorde Baggage Services – 1st Letter
Concorde Baggage Services – 2nd Letter
Concorde Response
CoreMark – 1st Letter
CoreMark – 2nd Letter
May 4 Confirmed Positive COVID-UFCW Letter to Employer
CoreMark Response
Elbow River Casino
Update Request for Reopening
Excel Resources SocietyExcel Response
Excel Resources Society – GRCExcel Response
Gate GourmetGate Gourmet Response
Gateway Casinos
Heaven Hill Distilling – 1st Letter
Heaven Hill Distilling – 2nd Letter
Heaven Hill Response
Hilton Garden Inn and
Homewood Suites – Downtown Calgary

Layoff & Benefit Extension
Hilton Response
IUOE – International Union of Operating Engineers – 1st Letter
IUOE – 2nd Letter
IUOE Response
JBS Canada
April 14 Confirmed Positive COVID-UFCW Letter to Employer
April 12 UFCW Calls for Temporary Closure with Pay
JBS Response
JLM Supply – 1st Letter
JLM Supply – 2nd Letter
Maple Leaf – 1st Letter
Maple Leaf – 2nd Letter
April 14 UFCW Letter Re: Temperature Checks
Maple Leaf – 3rd Letter
Maple Leaf Response
Masterfeeds – 1st Letter
Masterfeeds – 2nd Letter
Masterfeeds Response
McKesson – 1st Letter
McKesson – 2nd Letter
Mountain Creek Farms – 1st Letter
Mountain Creek Farms – 2nd Letter
April 27 Confirmed Positive COVID-UFCW Letter to Er
Mountain Creek Farms – 3rd Letter
MCF Response
North Central Co-Op – 1st Letter
North Central Co-Op – 2nd Letter
Old Dutch Foods – 1st Letter
Old Dutch Foods – 2nd Letter
Old Dutch Response
Olymel
April 12 UFCW Calls for Temporary Closure with Pay
Follow up Request – Outstanding Issues
Olymel Response
Premium Pay
April 15 OH&S Plant Inspection
Olymel Response to Closure Request
P&H Milling – 1st Letter
P&H Milling – 2nd Letter
P&H Milling – Update Request
Premier Horticulture – 1st Letter
Premier Horticulture – 2nd Letter
RAHR Malting
Follow up Letter Re: Safety Measures
RAHR Malting Response
Red Lobster – 1st Letter
Red Lobster – 2nd Letter
Refresco – 1st Letter
Refresco – 2nd Letter
Bonus Program Update Request
Refresco Response
Revera Meadowlands Retirement Residence
Revera Riverview Care Centre – 1st Letter
Revera Riverview Care Centre – 2nd Letter
Richardson Oilseed – 1st Letter
Richardson Oilseed – 2nd Letter
Richardson Oilseed – 3rd Letter
Save On Foods – 1st Letter
Save On Foods – 2nd Letter
Shaw Conference Centre – 1st Letter
Shaw Conference Centre – 2nd Letter
Sobeys/Safeway – 1st Letter
Sobeys/Safeway Re: Extra Precautions
April 17 UFCW Reply
April 3 Confirmed Positive COVID-8849-UFCW Letter to Employer
April 3 Confirmed Positive COVID-8899-UFCW Letter to Employer
April 6 Confirmed Positive COVID-8898-UFCW Letter to Employer
April 24 Confirmed Positive COVID-8909-UFCW Letter to Employer
Sobeys/Safeway – Expedited Grievance Process
April 24 Confirmed Positive COVID-8824-UFCW Letter to Employer
April 25 Confirmed Positive COVID-8812-UFCW Letter to Employer
April 26 Confirmed Positive COVID-8913-UFCW Letter to Employer
April 27 Confirmed Positive COVID-8896-UFCW Letter to Employer
May 2 Confirmed Positive COVID-8826-UFCW Letter to Employer
May 13 Confirmed Positive COVID-8809-UFCW Letter to Employer
Sobeys Response to 1st Letter
Sobeys Response Re: Extra Precautions
April 6 Confirmed Positive COVID–8849-Employer Response
April 6 Confirmed Positive COVID-8899-Employer Response
April 7 Confirmed Positive COVID-8898-Employer Response
April 26 Confirmed Positive COVID-8913-Employer Response
April 27 Confirmed Positive COVID-8896-Employer Response
April 28 Confirmed Positive COVID-8809-Employer Response
April 28 Confirmed Positive COVID-8812-Employer Response
May 4 Confirmed Positive COVID-8826-Employer Response
Sofina Foods – Calgary
April 13 UFCW Letter Re: Temperature Checks
April 21 Confirmed Positive COVID-UFCW Letter to Employer
April 20 Employer Response Re: Temperature Checks
May 12 Employer Response Re: COVID Positive Case
Sofina Foods – Edmonton HatcherySofina Response
April 20 Employer Response Re: Temperature Checks
Sofina Foods – Edmonton North Plant Sofina Response
April 20 Employer Response Re: Temperature Checks
South Country Co-op – 1st Letter
South Country Co-op – 1st Letter
South Country Co-op 2nd Letter
April 13 UFCW Letter Re: Temperature Checks
March 15 Letter to Union
South Country Co-op Response
Employer policy Re: Temperature Checks
Sunterra Meats – 1st Letter
Sunterra Meats – 2nd Letter
May 13 Confirmed Positive COVID-UFCW Letter to Er
Follow up Letter Re: Safety Measures
Sunterra Response
Superstore/Loblaw – 1st Letter
Superstore/Loblaw – Expedited Grievance Procedure
April 14 Confirmed Positive COVID-1546-UFCW Letter to Employer
April 16 Confirmed Positive COVID-1574-UFCW Letter to Employer
April 16 Confirmed Positive COVID-1578-UFCW Letter to Employer
April 17 Demand for Improved Safety Measures

April 26 Confirmed Positive COVID-1539-UFCW Letter to Employer
April 27 Confirmed Positive COVID-1542-UFCW Letter to Employer
April 30 Confirmed Positive COVID-1577-UFCW Letter to Employer
April 30 Confirmed Positive COVID-1590-UFCW Letter to Employer
May 14 Confirmed Positive COVID-1543-UFCW Letter to Employer
July 4 Confirmed Positive COVID-1549-UFCW Letter to Employer
July 4 Confirmed Positive COVID-1572-UFCW Letter to Employer
July 5 Confirmed Positive COVID-1548-UFCW Letter to Employer
July 22 Confirmed Positive COVID-1540-UFCW Letter to Employer
Loblaw Response
FAQ Temperature Checks-Employer Policy – 1
FAQ Temperature Checks-Employer Policy – 2
Temperature Check LOA Form
April 24 Confirmed Positive COVID-1574 & 1578 Employer Response
April 27 Confirmed Positive COVID-1539-Employer Response
April 27 Confirmed Positive COVID-1542-Employer Response
April 30-Confirmed Positive COVID-1577-Employer Response
April 30-Confirmed Positive COVID-1590-Employer Response
Employer Response to April 17 Letter
Trophy Foods – 1st Letter
Trophy Foods – 2nd Letter
May 3 Confirmed Positive COVID-UFCW Letter to Employer
Trophy Foods Response
Vision Loss Rehabilitation Alberta – 1st Letter
Vision Loss Rehabilitation Alberta – 2nd Letter
West Coast Reduction – 1st Letter
West Coast Reduction – 2nd Letter
WCRL Response
WOW! Factor Desserts

For information on COVID-19 relevant to UFCW Local 401 members, please visit our COVID-19 Information and Resources page here.