Voices from the Picket Line: Case Study 1: Co-op Refinery & Unifor Local 594

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Hundredd s of people stand in front of Co-op Refinery Picket line

In December 2019, Unifor Local 594 members working at the Co-op Refinery in Regina, SK were locked out by their employer, in a dispute that would ultimately last for 201 days. The members’ defined benefits pension plan was the main area of disagreement at the bargaining table, with the employer demanding deep concessions but unwilling to put an offer to the membership until the months into the lockout.

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