The Co-op refinery complex is responding to a video released by Unifor over their social media channels.
Meet the Co-op Scabs.
There is never an excuse to cross a picket line and steal from another worker’s family. @Unifor594 members deserve a #fairdeal from greedy @CoopRefinery #canlab pic.twitter.com/MhhZM0zySN
— Unifor (@UniforTheUnion) January 9, 2020
The video names replacement workers hired by Co-op and shows their pictures, calling them “scabs” that are doing the work of Unifor local 594 members while they are locked out.
Co-op says they are disappointed but not surprised by the move, adding they see it as abundantly clear Unifor has no respect for anyone but themselves.
Co-op concluded the release by saying they will be taking steps to ensure the safety of those in the video.
Unifor’s Scott Doherty has no problem with the video which names several workers saying the video lets people understand that replacement workers have the opinion that it is more important for them to work than have the people on the picket lines looking for a fair deal from Federated Co-Op return to work.