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Unifor Local 594 rejects Federated Co-op’s ‘final offer’

Apr 29, 2020 | 1:53pm

Unifor Local 594 has rejected Federated Co-op’s final offer. The result of the vote was announced Wednesday afternoon. 89% of members voted against the deal. Bittman says it was not a deal members felt comfortable accepting. “They doubled the concessions from the special mediator’s (report) and put a lot of jeopardy with the return to […]

Unifor members approve special mediators’ recommendations

Mar 24, 2020 | 8:17am

Unifor local 594 members are voting in favour of the special mediators; recommendations that were given to both sides of the labour dispute last week. Members voted 98% in favour of the recommendations, which would have seen changes to the employee pension plan. While Unifor says they accept the recommendations, Federated Co-op says they are […]

Co-op rejects special mediators’ report in Unifor labour dispute

Mar 23, 2020 | 5:53am

The Co-op Refinery Complex is not accepting all recommendations from a provincially appointed mediator in their labour dispute with Unifor local 594. In a news release, Co-op says while mediators Amanda Rogers and Vince Ready made recommendations they agree with, they are unable to accept all aspects of the report, adding they must act responsibly […]

Unifor local 594 fined $250,000 for contempt of court

Feb 12, 2020 | 2:21pm

A Regina judge has handed Unifor 594 a fine of $250,000 dollars for contempt of court. In a decision released Wednesday afternoon, Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Neil Robertson rules the evidence presented to him overwhelmingly shows a December injunction where delays were told to be no longer than 10 minutes at the Co-Op refinery for […]

Unifor fences off Sherwood Co-op location near refinery as lock-out continues

Jan 16, 2020 | 12:06pm

The Sherwood Co-op location on Winnipeg Street and 9th Avenue north near Ring Road is fenced off by Unifor local 594 as part of their ongoing labour dispute with Federated Co-op. This is the second time Unifor has locked out a Saskatchewan Co-op location this week after they barricaded the cardlock location in Weyburn on […]

Unifor 594 continues message of solidarity ahead of potential bargaining talks with Co-op

Jan 7, 2020 | 2:20pm

Solidarity and unity were the words used frequently during a Unifor rally Tuesday afternoon outside of the Co-op refinery. Members of Unifor Local 594 and supporters chanted and listened to words of support on a bitterly cold Regina afternoon on Day 34 of the lockout. During his speech, president of Local 594 Kevin Bittman said […]

Unifor 594 begins lockout with rally outside Co-op Refinery Complex

Dec 5, 2019 | 9:29pm

A lockout at the Co-op Refinery Complex began Thursday night as Unifor 594 workers staged a rally outside of the refinery. The union says they are fighting to protect their pension benefits and not give in to concessions the company is wanting workers to take in their new deal. 594 President Kevin Bittman said this […]