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Unifor to comment on stalled Co-op negotiations

Unifor to comment on stalled Co-op negotiations
February 1, 2020 - 12:00 AM

REGINA—The union representing locked-out refinery workers will hold a media conference at 10 a.m. to report on the status of the protracted labour dispute.

 “We want a to find common ground for a fair contract, but Co-op has not moved off of the same insulting concessions first tabled last year,” said Scott Doherty, Executive Assistant to the National President and lead negotiator.

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

What: Media Availability

Who: Scott Doherty, Assistant to the National President and lead negotiator

Kevin Bittman, Unifor Local 594 President

When: February 1, 2020 at 10 a.m.

Where: Gate 7, Co-op Refinery, Regina, SK. 50°29'15.9"N 104°33'01.2"W


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

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.

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 Communication Representative Hamid Osman at (647) 448-2823 or