Regina Police silence over bomb threat a dangerous game
May 20, 2020
” “Think about it. A bomb at a refinery. An explosion there would put thousands of lives at risk far beyond the picket line – so you have to ask why would anyone bury such a threat.” “Read More.
Refinery workers reject Co-op’s so-called final offer
April 28, 2020
” “Unifor Local 594 members have voted 89 per cent against the contract.” “Read More.
Unifor says close the scab loophole to federal wage subsidy
April 27, 2020
” “Unifor is calling on the federal government to close a loophole in Bill C-14 that will allow unethical employers using scab labour to qualify for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS).” “Read More.
Unifor unable to accept the Co-op Refinery final offer
March 31, 2020
” “The Co-op’s latest final offer, their second in five days, includes new concessions not included in the Special Mediators’ report.” “Read More.
Union files Unfair Labour Practice
March 29, 2020
” “This has been a long and arduous assault by a greedy corporation intent on inflicting suffering on its own employees who they claim to “respect”, and completely defying the co-operative principles they were founded on.” “Read More.
Summary of Co-ops Final Offer
March 27, 2020
What did the Co-op offer and how does it affect the membership?Read More.
After snubbing Moe’s mediators, Co-op demands more concessions
March 25, 2020
” “Only 72 hours after rejecting all of the recommendations from Premier Scott Moe’s appointed mediators, Federated Co-operatives Limited has tabled new, aggressive concessions” “Read More.
Refinery workers overwhelmingly endorse independent mediator’s recommendations
March 23, 2020
” “Unifor Local 594 members have voted in 98 per cent favour of the recommendations made by a Vince Ready and Amanda Rogers” “Read More.
Unifor shocked by Co-op rejection of independent mediator’s recommendations
March 22, 2020
” “Unifor is shocked that Federated Co-op has rejected the recommendations of the independent mediator and is using the COVID-19 crisis to leverage even more concessions from oil & gas workers.” “Read More.
Unifor accepts recommendations from independent mediator in Co-op lockout
March 20, 2020
” “The Unifor Local 594 bargaining committee has accepted the recommendations and will be encouraging their members to accept the deal.” “Read More.
FCL installs new scab trailers at refinery, days before special mediation
February 14, 2020
” “We have a great deal of confidence in mediator Vince Ready but our experience with FCL, and this latest stunt, gives us little confidence this employer’s willingness to bargain.” “Read More.
Province appoints special mediator in Co-op Refinery dispute
February 12, 2020
” “If there is no deal after the mediation period we will know that Federated Co-operatives Limited really doesn’t want to end this lockout.” “Read More.
Unifor outraged at Regina Police denial of lawful picket
February 7, 2020
” “No judge ruled to freeze out the picketers and refuse to allow them to go to the bathroom. The Regina Police Service has taken the law into their own hands” “Read More.
Unifor 594 outlines plan to go back to work Monday
February 6, 2020
” “This is a clear path to end this right here, right now. The question is does Co-op Refinery really want this to end?” “Read More.
Regina Police arrest four locked-out workers, side with FCL
February 5, 2020
” “The employer security team was aware that the arrests were going to happen as they had five guards filming before the police showed up, further confirming that the employer and RPS or some officers there are working together and are not unbiased” “Read More.
Co-op CEO Scott Banda to blame if fuel shortages hurt farmers and families
February 3, 2020
” “They made it pretty clear they have never been interested in bargaining a fair deal and the facts point to an employer that has long been preparing to try and bust the union, not bargain fairly.” “Read More.
Rogue Co-op execs use bargaining ploy to extend 60-day lockout
February 3, 2020
” “Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) have proven they have no intent to bargain in good faith after their disrespectful conduct last Friday.” “Read More.
Talks break off between Unifor and Co-op
February 1, 2020
” “The union bargained in good faith while the company tabled new concessions.” “Read More.
Unifor and Federated Co-operatives Limited to return to bargaining table
January 30, 2020
” “Unifor has always been deeply committed to bargaining a fair contract for refinery workers, but this is the first move we have seen that suggests FCL is interested in getting a deal” “Read More.
Co-op is running out of excuses to avoid bargaining
January 29, 2020
” “It is crystal clear that Co-op has no intention of returning to the bargaining table. Therefore, we are insisting that Premier Scott Moe declare that parties have 48 hours to come to a deal before enforcing binding arbitration.” “Read More.
Co-op CEO Scott Banda to meet with Unifor today
January 27, 2020
” “We are encouraged by this opportunity to meet with Mr. Banda and hope this provides a path to the agreement our members deserve.” “Read More.
Unifor calling on
Premier Moe to intervene after Co-op escalates dispute
January 23, 2020
” “It is now imperative that Premier Scott Moe step in and order the two sides back to the table with a provincial mediator.” “Read More.
Unifor Shuts down the Co-op Refinery
January 20, 2020
” “This tremendous display of solidarity is sending a message to this greedy multi-billion dollar conglomerate to get back to the table and bargain a fair deal.” “Read More.
Federated Co-operatives Ltd. wages cen
sorship war on Unifor
January 19, 2020
” “…proof that Federated Co-operatives Limited is a corporate bully emerged as five radio stations refused to air Unifor’s newest radio ad promoting Unifor’s national boycott. ” “Read More.
Unifor turns tables on FCL with lockout
January 10, 2020
” “After locking out their loyal employees in frigid temperatures and flying in scabs, it’s time they had a taste of their own medicine.” “Read More.
Locked out workers to escalate fight for a fair deal at Co-op Refinery
January 7, 2020
” “Co-op will not bust our union by using profits only made possible by your hard work. We are going to hold them to their pension promises. Our union will intensify our campaign to achieve a fair collective agreement for our members.” “Read More.
Update and Rally for locked out workers at the Co-op Refinery
January 6, 2020
” “Now Co-op is misleading the public about what this shameful lockout is all about.” “Read More.
Unifor launches nationwide boycott of Co-op retailers
December 15, 2019 12:00AM
” “If Co-op is so concerned about sustainability, why are they allowing a small group of managers and underqualified replacement workers to operate the refinery, jeopardizing both safety and production,” asked Kevin Bittman, President of Unifor Local 594. “Why waste millions to fly in scabs and supplies by helicopter when we would rather be back at work.” “Read More.
Unifor to make announcement about Co-op Refinery lock out
December 13, 2019 12:00AM
” “Unifor representatives will be making a significant announcement about an escalation of the campaign for a fair deal for locked out Unifor Local 594 members at the Co-op Refinery.” “Read More.
Co-op Refinery pointing fingers at workers to distract from dangerous operations
December 9, 2019
“”Federated Co-op has made a mockery of co-operative values and betrayed their members’ trust. Co-op members and other members of the public should consider taking their business elsewhere to protest this attack on our pensions,” said Kevin Bittman, President of Unifor Local 594.” “Read More.
Locked out Co-op Refinery workers to hold rally
December 5, 2019
“” Lock-out notice was served to unionized workers on Tuesday by the refinery after a mandatory 14-day cooling off period ended. Negotiations had hit an impasse when Co-op demanded concessions on workers’ pensions, despite a promise during the last round of bargaining to not meddle with the plans. “”Read More.
Solidarity Rally for Co-op Refinery Workers
December 5, 2019
” “Calling all activists, workers, and community members in the Regina area! Help us tell the Co-op Refinery to come back to the table without concessions instead of recklessly putting our community at risk. ” ”Read More.
Refinery workers gather in anticipation of being locked out
December 5, 2019
” “REGINA – In anticipation of being locked out of the Co-op Refinery at the end of its 48 hour notice, members of Unifor Local 594 will gather in front of Gate 2 of the Refinery at 5:31pm today.” “Read More.
Our formal offer to shut down the Refinery safely
December 3, 2019
” ” It is the Union’s belief that running the Refinery without Unifor 594 would pose serious safety risks to personnel, equipment, the community, the economy, and the environment. ” “Read More.
Co-op Refinery workers serve 48-hour strike notice
December 3, 2019
” “Local 594 has offered to shut down the units safely before starting job action. Unifor has serious concerns about CRC using a smaller group of underqualified replacement workers to operate the refinery, putting public and plant safety at great risk.” “Read More.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the strike vote
December 3, 2019
” “Our members felt forced by the Company to take a strike vote. The result of 97.3% in favour of job action makes it clear we are united and unwilling to play the Company’s game.” “Read More.
Co-op Refinery workers vote overwhelmingly to strike
December 3, 2019
” “Members of Unifor Local 594 have responded to the Co-op Refinery’s attack on their pension by voting 97.3 per cent in favour of striking if necessary. ” “Read More.
Unifor Refinery workers take fight with Co-op to airwaves at Grey Cup
November 22, 2019
” “By constructing scab camps and conducting campaigns of misinformation, FCL has demonstrated they have no intention to bargain in good faith with the workers who proudly operate this refinery with safety at the forefront of every shift. ” “Read More.
Co-op Refinery losing touch with community it was founded to help
November 21, 2019
” “Think about that. Winter is setting in across Saskatchewan, and FCL’s plan for keeping the blast zone safe is to put scabs and managers in ramshackle trailers away from their families, just weeks before the holidays.” “Read More.
For Immediate Release: Refinery workers frustrated no fair deal reached after mediation breakdown
November 12, 2019
““We are disappointed Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) continues to come to the bargaining table demanding roll backsin our pensions and other concessions, despite the fact that this employer continues to rake in billions of dollars in profits,” said Kevin Bittman, President of Unifor 594 which represents refinery workers. “”
Unifor 594: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
November 7, 2019
“”Since 2016 began, the Co-op Refinery has made close to $3 billion in profit. That accounts for 86% of FCL’s net profits. And its all thanks to our labour. But the Company keeps moving the goal post on what defines tough times.” “Read More.
For Immediate Release: Unifor 594 responds to work camp construction at Co-op Refinery
October 15, 2019
” “They didn’t need time to consult “decision makers”, just time to erect fences and bring in trailers for scabs.” ” — Kevin BittmanRead More.
Co-op Refinery workers reach bargaining impasse
September 27, 2019
“”It’s only reasonable that a company making billion-dollar profits puts a deal on the table that properly addresses the needs of their workers,” said Scott Doherty, Assistant to the Unifor National President.””Read More