Article Date 03/03/2021

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Opposition, union leader call for rapid testing amid COVID-19 outbreak at meat-packing facility

Source Saskatoon StarPhoenix

The president of a union local representing workers at a Saskatoon chicken processing plant renewed calls for more to be done about a COVID-19 outbreak at the facility.

Saskatchewan NDP labour critic Carla Beck demanded on Tuesday that the province deploy some of its stockpile of rapid tests to Prairie Pride Natural Foods Inc., where an outbreak was declared Feb. 19.

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