Co-Op refinery

Unifor members push on as Co-op strike reaches five days

Dec 9, 2019 | 4:21pm

It’s a cold, windy Monday afternoon in Regina. Despite the wind chill making it feel like it’s close to -30°C, the weather doesn’t seem to bother regular Co-op employees as they walk outside the refinery. These conditions are what they are used to during the harsh Saskatchewan winters. But instead of working, they remain locked […]

Provincial government closely monitoring Co-op refinery strike

Dec 6, 2019 | 11:12am

The Co-op labour dispute will be monitored closely by the provincial government until a deal has been reached. Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don Morgan said the strike is a serious issue for Saskatchewan. He discussed a number of reasons that are impacted by the labour dispute, including 1,100 jobs at stake and communities […]

NDP ask about safety concerns with lockout looming at Co-Op Refinery

Dec 5, 2019 | 12:38pm

Unifor employees at the Co-op Refinery will be locked out of work starting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The lockout notice was issued by the company after 800 union employees  issued a 48 our strike notice on Tuesday, to ensure operations can still run during the strike. During question period, NDP Leader Ryan Meili asked how […]

Unifor 594 members at Co-op refinery vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike action

Dec 3, 2019 | 9:34am

Unifor 594 members have voted over 97% in favour of strike action if necessary at the Co-op refinery complex. The union is maintaining their position that they would like choice and protection on their pensions. Meanwhile the refinery says they made an offer in early November that would have seen workers receive an 11.75% increase […]

Efforts aimed at getting refinery workers new contract hits snag

Nov 12, 2019 | 7:31pm

Efforts between workers at the Co-Op Refinery and its union to get a new deal have entered a 14 day mandated cooling-off period. This comes after Unifor Local 594 decided to forgo further mediation which was a process the company was hoping would result in a new contract. In a release, the refinery says an […]

Labour unrest at Regina’s Co-Op Refinery

Sep 27, 2019 | 2:40pm

An impasse has been declared by the union representing 800 workers at the Co-Op Refinery. Unifor says the decision comes after nine months of bargaining with a statement from them saying members are key to safety at the refinery so it is reasoable that a company making over a billion dollars in profit put a […]