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REGINA – Hundreds of members of Unifor Local 594 and their supporters rallied at noon today to show the Co-op Refinery that, on day 34 of the lockout, their resolve has never been stronger.

REGINA– Members of Unifor Local 594 and their supporters will rally in solidarity on January 7, 2020, on day 34 of the lockout by Federated Co-operatives Limited at the Co-op Refinery Complex. 

CAMPBELL RIVER—Unifor members and allies have announced an information picket at a Co-op gas station in Campbell River in solidarity with locked out Unifor members at the Co-op Refinery in Regina.

December 20, 2019

HALIFAX – Unifor members at Northern Pulp are devastated following the announcement by Premier McNeil that he will not allow enough time for the company to complete the regulatory assessment requested by his own government.

HALIFAX - Unifor is deeply concerned about the high likelihood of widespread job loss across rural Nova Scotia following the Minister of Environment’s request for yet another series of studies on the Northern Pulp effluent treatment facility (ETF) project leading up to the Boat Harbour deadline.

OSHAWA – Unifor members are saddened by the end of an era as vehicle production at General Motors Oshawa will cease this week after operating for more than a century.

TORONTO—Unifor’s deputation to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Board today is warning the public that any further delays in purchasing sixty new streetcars for the city’s already overcrowded system raises concern for the future of the very facility that produces them.

REGINA—Members of Unifor Local 651 have stepped up to assist the family dealing the tragic loss of Jenaya Wapemoose by establishing a trust fund for Wapemoose’s young daughter.

As a result of Co-op Refinery’s lockout of nearly 800 workers trying to protect their pension plan, Unifor is calling for a nation wide boycott of all business and services of the Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL), the refinery’s owner.

REGINA—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.

December 10, 2019

TORONTO – Unifor is encouraged by announced amendments to the CUSMA, which clear the path to ratification of a deal to replace the damaging NAFTA trade agreement.

December 10, 2019

REGINA—The Regina Police Service (RPS) has supported Co-op Refinery’s anti-union mandate by escorting vehicles through legal picket lines late Monday night, says Unifor.

REGINA—Co-op Refinery’s unfounded allegations against its unionized workers is a desperate attempt to distract attention away from the unsafe operation of one of Western Canada’s largest refineries.

TORONTO - Unifor report Caring in Crisis: Ontario’s Long-Term Care PSW Shortage finds chronic under staffing in long-term care homes puts workers at risk and is hurting resid