Co-Op refinery

Oil from Co-Op refinery leaks into city sewers

May 30, 2020 | 11:45am

Weather is being blamed for an incident May 22 where an unknown amount of oil from the Co-Op refinery spilled into city sewers. In a statement from Federated Co-Op, the company says the issue was detected May 22 when analysis showed irregularities.  The early investigation shows strong, sustained winds leading up to May 22 resulted […]

Meili pushes Premier Moe to end Co-op refinery lockout with binding arbitration

May 20, 2020 | 3:38pm

Ryan Meili, leader of the Saskatchewan NDP, has repeated his call to Premier Scott Moe to recall the legislature – this time to help end the labour dispute between Federated Co-op (FCL) and workers at the Co-op refinery in Regina. He feels the best route to a solution is by passing legislation to impose binding […]

Investigation deemed there was ‘no credibility’ from bomb threat against Unifor: RPS

May 19, 2020 | 5:17pm

The Regina Police Service has provided more details on a bomb threat letter against Unifor that was sent to Regina Mayor Michael Fougere and the provincial government back in February. The letter, which demanded an end to the blockades at the Co-op refinery in Regina, referenced that if police didn’t do anything, farmers would “take […]

Regina City Council to explore options for Co-op refinery labour dispute resolution

Feb 26, 2020 | 4:52am

It could be a busy afternoon and evening inside Henry Baker hall, as Regina City Council convenes for their monthly meeting Wednesday at 1:30 PM. Councillor Andrew Stevens is introducing a notice of motion that will explore council’s options when it comes to the Co-op refinery labour dispute and what they can do to solve […]

Federated Co-op announces ‘special payments’ to support independent lease operators

Feb 19, 2020 | 12:18pm

Federated Co-op says they will financially support independent lease operators affected during the Co-op refinery labour dispute with special payments. In a release on Wednesday morning, FCL stated these payments will be given out to help support lease operators not only in Regina, but drivers and companies who service facilities in Winnipeg, Manitoba and Carseland, […]

Province appoints special mediator to assist in Co-op Refinery dispute

Feb 12, 2020 | 10:04am

The Provincial Government says they’ve appointed a special mediator to assist in the dispute between Federated Co-op and Unifor. Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don Morgan has appointed Vince Ready as a special mediator to assist in the negotiations between Unifor Local 594 and the Consumer’s Co-operative Refineries Limited. Workers at the Co-op Refinery […]

Unifor national president outraged by measures taken by Regina Police around refinery

Feb 7, 2020 | 6:20pm

Jerry Dias is not happy with the decision by the Regina Police Service to block access for Unifor members to reach picket locations at certain areas around the Co-op refinery in Regina. On Friday afternoon outside Hotel Saskatchewan in downtown Regina, Unifor’s national president went on to say it’s a violation of their members’ Charter […]

Labour dispute at Co-Op refinery forces limitations on fuel

Feb 5, 2020 | 11:07am

  The lockout at the Co-Op refinery may finally be seeing the company affected when it comes to the fuel supply. Federated Co-Op has sent an e-mail to 620 CKRM saying limitations in diesel and gasoline have been placed at its Cardlock locations across the prairies. There is a 100 litre limit per day per […]

Province to conditionally appoint special mediator in attempt to end refinery lockout

Feb 3, 2020 | 11:56am

The Saskatchewan government is going to get involved in the labour dispute, but there are conditions attached. Speaking at the SUMA convention in Regina this morning, Premier Scott Moe says the province will appoint a special mediator, but only if one thing happens with that one thing being that all barricades be removed and all illegal […]

Jagmeet Singh to visit Regina Monday and show support to locked out refinery workers

Feb 3, 2020 | 8:42am

The leader of the federal NDP is going to get involved in the lockout between workers at the Co-Op Refinery and the company on Monday. Jagmeet Singh will be showing his support for Unifor by coming to Regina and visiting with those who have been locked out since December 5.  That lockout started after the […]