Unifor says it is disappointed that four more members were arrested Tuesday night while peacefully picketing at the Co-op Refinery Complex.
Unifor is disappointed at the arrest of four @Unifor594 members while peacefully picketing at one of the @CoopRefinery gates last night by @reginapolice while we continue discussions on the mediation process proposed by @PremierScottMoe to end this shameful lockout. #skpoli pic.twitter.com/jnx7xAIFCs
— Unifor (@UniforTheUnion) February 5, 2020
The union claims the members taken into custody were doing nothing wrong and had no blockades up.
Discussions on a mediation process with Premier Scott Moe remain ongoing at this time.
A court order says that Unifor is not allowed to set up blockades.
On Friday discussions between the two sides ended rather quickly without much reported progress towards a new deal.
Regina Police confirmed the arrests in a news release Wednesday morning.
Officers say the arrests were made at about 12:42 a.m..
Forty-one-year-old Ryan James David Briggs, 30-year-old James Peter Robert Cheeseman, 34-year-old Scott McKinnon and 45-year-old Steve Angus Vargo were all charged with mischief under $5,000.
All four were released on officer undertakings and will make their first court appearances on March 23rd.