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Jerry Dias Media Availability and Rally at Co-op Refinery Lockout

January 21, 2020 - 12:00 AM

REGINA– Unifor National President Jerry Dias will be available to speak to media at 10:30 am outside the Co-op Cardlock and Unifor activists will hold a rally at 12:30 pm on the picket line at the Co-op Refinery.

“While the Co-op spends millions of dollars trying to break our union, hundreds of union activists are mobilizing to join our picket line, after Regina police arrested me and 13 others last night on a legal picket,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President.

Nearly 800 highly skilled members of Unifor Local 594 remain locked out from the Co-op Refinery, which continues to rely on unqualified scab workers and managers to operate the refinery.

Members of the media are invited to attend the media availability:

What:                   Media Availability

Who:                     Jerry Dias, Unifor National President 

When:                  January 21 at 10:30 a.m.

Where:                 Turvey Cardlock at Turvey Road and Fleet Street

Members of the media are invited to attend the rally on the picket line:

What:                   Rally in support of Local 594

Who:                     Lana Payne, Unifor National Secretary Treasurer

                              Kevin Bittman, Unifor Local 594 President

                              Other union leaders

When:                  January 21 at 12:30 p.m.

Where:                 Gate #7 on Fleet Street, North of McDonald Street

For those unable attend, these event will be streamed live on Unifor’s Facebook page.

Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector and represents 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.

For media inquiries or to arrange interviews, please contact Unifor’s Director of Communications, Natalie Clancy at or 416-707-5794 (cell).