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Unifor unable to accept the Co-op Refinery final offer

March 31, 2020 - 12:00 AM

March 31, 2020

REGINA—After carefully analyzing the final offer tabled on March 30, 2020 by Co-op Refinery, the Unifor Local 594 Bargaining Committee is recommending the membership reject the offer when the forced final vote is conducted by the Saskatchewan Labour Board. 

The Co-op's latest final offer, their second in five days, includes new concessions not included in the Special Mediators' report.

“We stand by the recommendations of Premier Scott Moe’s mediators,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “The mediators’ recommendations were thoughtfully crafted and balanced. They represent the best path forward for both oil and gas workers and the company.”

On March 20, 2020, Local 594 members voted overwhelming to ratify the mediators' recommendations to end the 117-day lockout.

Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector, representing 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 please contact Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at ian.boyko@unifor.org or 778-903-6549 (cell).