With labour disruption expected at the Co-Op refinery in Regina, the company is releasing an open letter
The letter, signed by Federated Co-Op CEO Scott Banda and the refinery’s vice-president of operations Gil Le Dressay, states many things will be heard over the coming days and weeks as Unifor Local 594 is already painting the company as a big, profitable company that is trying to extract confessions from its workers to make more profits.
The letter also says Federated Co-Op is committed to securing a competitive and fair deal, but if there is some work stoppage they will ensure Regina and surrounding communities are safe, and that the Saskatchewan economy and the Western Canadian economy does not take another blow during already challenging times.
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The contract between the refinery and the union expired in January 2016. A cooling-off period remains in effect for 10 days when the two sides can bargain and make a deal. If a deal is not reached by the end of the month, the sides can give lockout or strike notice.