With a possible strike or lockout happening at the Co-Op Refinery, a Regina city councillor says there should be some worry about activity at the plant until the issue is resolved.
Andrew Stevens says the refinery is bringing in replacement workers, but that doesn’t leave people in the area with a sense of security.
Stevens, who represents Ward 3 which is where the refinery is located, says he was also concerned over temporary units being built on site which will house workers.
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He says it was a mystery as to who granted the permit, but he did find out it was the city. He says he wants to make sure those units are up to code.
A meeting between the two sides was being held Friday as a cooling off period is now over meaning as of 12 AM Friday, a strike or lockout can occur with 48 hours notice.
The complex has said they will ensure resources are in place – including their highly skilled and experienced management team – to operate the facility safely. and that they are reducing production to focus on maximum safety rather than maximum production.