Vince Ready

Minister Morgan urging Co-op, Unifor to return to bargaining table

Mar 26, 2020 | 4:01pm

Unifor and Federated Co-op need to sit at the table and work on a deal right now. Those were the words from Saskatchewan’s Minister of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Don Morgan as the two sides remain without a deal since Co-op locked out workers on December 5, 2019. Since FCL announced they are unable […]

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 and Unifor set to begin mediated bargaining with Vince Ready

Feb 18, 2020 | 5:08am

Federated Co-op and Unifor have 20 days to reach an agreement before Vince Ready steps in an makes a recommendation. The well known mediator who has helped settle labour disputes for decades was appointed by the provincial government to help bring an end to the lockout at the Co-op Refinery Complex which has been going […]

Moe hoping Vince Ready can bring refinery lockout to a close

Feb 12, 2020 | 4:31pm

On Wednesday, Premier Scott Moe officially appointed Vince Ready as the special mediator to bring an end to the lockout at the Co-Op Refinery Complex which will hit day 70 on Thursday. Ready, who has worked in labour relations since 1965 and arbitrated and or mediated more than 7,000 labour and commercial disputes in Canada, […]