How to navigate the WestJet Labour Dispute

May 18, 2023 | 3:29pm

Unless there is some last minute deal, it appears inevitable that pilots with WestJet will be going on strike, or locked out by the employer early Friday Morning. This is going to impact WestJet passengers all across the country. In Regina, there is a key aspect of this that isn’t generally known.  The pilots who […]

More charges for previously-charged Unifor members

Aug 31, 2020 | 4:13pm

Several Unifor members are facing additional charges in relation to the lockout that ended in June. 13 union members, including national president Jerry Dias and his assistant Scott Doherty, are facing mischief charges, but are now also facing obstructing police related charges. While the Crown prosecutor says a trial on the mischief and obstruction charges […]

Unifor 594 ratifies new deal officially ending lockout at Co-Op Refinery

Jun 22, 2020 | 4:04pm

Members of Unifor Local 594 have ratified a tentative agreement with Federated Co-Op to end the nearly seven-month lockout at the Co-Op refinery with 89 percent of those eligible to vote saying yes to the offer. A release from Federated Co-Op says  the new contract is a seven-year deal that will ensure labour stability at […]

Refinery lockout hits six month mark with no end in sight

Jun 5, 2020 | 3:30am

It was on December 5, 2019 that Federated Co-Op Limited locked out over 700 workers at the refinery in Regina, represented by UNIFOR Local 594, after 48 hour strike notice was given. On June 5, 2020, six months later, the two sides are still at odds in a labour dispute which has divided a city […]

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 […]

‘The ball is in their court’: Unifor brings back barricades after negotiations stall

Feb 1, 2020 | 1:24pm

Unifor’s Scott Doherty delivered news on Saturday morning he didn’t want to give to locked out Co-op refinery workers. Talks have broken down between Federated Co-op and Unifor after the sides returned to the bargaining table earlier in the week. Doherty, who serves as the lead negotiator, told picketers and viewers on their live video […]

Negotiations stall between Unifor, Co-op

Feb 1, 2020 | 7:17am

The blockades are back up at the Co-Op refinery. Late Friday night, Unifor re-established the blockade saying talks aimed at getting a new deal with Federated Co-Op went nowhere.   The blockades are back u “@CoopRefinery our message is simple until you bargain a fair deal, mark my words we will not be going anywhere. […]

Unifor offers to return to the bargaining table

Jan 29, 2020 | 6:09pm

Unifor is hoping to get back to the bargaining table Thursday morning. On Wednesday, the Unifor National President Jerry Dias held a press conference at Hotel Saskatchewan to say the union would remove the blockades at multiple gates at the Co-op Refinery in an effort to get back to the table. Dias also asked Premier […]