Cargill Members: Urgent WCB Information and a Survey for You

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In our hundreds of conversations and messages, one of the most urgent needs we have identified is to make sure that everyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 reports their illness to the Workers Compensation Board (WCB).

We also need to hear from you on Cargill’s plans to reopen the plant on Monday.

We provide here WCB information for you and a very important survey that we need everyone to complete. We really need to know how you feel.


If you have tested positive for COVID-19, we urge you to file a report with the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB).

The WCB provides pay as well as health benefits and other kinds of support to workers who have been injured or become ill as a result of their work. It’s your right to file a WCB claim.

Whether you have already applied or received payment from Cargill or CERB, have recovered from illness, or have been asymptomatic but tested COVID-19 positive, it is still extremely important for you to file a WCB claim.

Here’s why you should file a WCB claim:

  • You may be entitled to more benefits under WCB than you have received from Cargill or CERB
  • Filing a WCB claim now is the best way to document your work-related illness for the future. You never know if your current illness will lead to other future health problems.

Because it is a new virus, no one can say for sure what the long-term health effects of COVID-19 will mean. If you have tested positive, even if you do not have symptoms or have recovered, it is very important to think about your future health and wellbeing.


There are many ways to make your WCB report. The best way is to complete an electronic Workers’ Report of Injury or Occupational Disease form at:

Here is a short video on how to make a WCB claim:

If you have trouble with the website or should you require any assistance with your WCB application, please call us at 403.291.1047 and ask to speak to one of our Cargill union representatives. We offer assistance in multiple languages, including Tagalog, Spanish, Punjabi, and Arabic.


The reopening of the High River plant is of serious concern to us, but we want to know how you feel. We are looking for your urgent feedback on some important questions.

Please click the link below to complete this survey:

Finally, we want you to know that we are continuing to stand with you and support you through this very difficult time. We are here for you.

In Solidarity,

Thomas Hesse

Richelle Stewart