A strike or lockout at Regina’s Co-op refinery affecting 800 employees appears to have been averted.
A cooling off period expired at midnight Friday meaning a strike or lockout could have happened as early as Sunday morning, but a last-ditch meeting Friday between the two sides appear to have worked.
On the group’s Facebook page Friday night, the following was written:
Pension and wages were the main sticking point.
In an open letter earlier this week, Federated Co-op had vowed to keep the refinery open, even if there was a strike or lockout with assurances there would be no safety issues as production would be decreased.