Statement from CUPE National on Unifor Picket Lines

Nearly eight hundred (800) members of Unifor Local 594 at the Co-op Refinery Complex in Regina have been locked out in freezing conditions since December 5, 2019. Federated Co-operatives Limited owns the Co-op Refinery Complex in Regina.

Regina Outside City Workers’ Local 21 CUPE stands in solidarity with members of Unifor Local 594, and we urge the Co-op Refinery Complex to get back to the table, drop the concessions, and negotiate a fair deal with their workers.

We ask that members respect the picket lines and want to remind workers of their right to refuse unsafe work.

CUPE supports our members in their refusal to participate in any actions potentially interfering with the lock out.

Regina Outside City Workers’ Local 21 CUPE members are encouraged to join a solidarity rally (on their own time) on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, beginning at 12:30 p.m. in front of Gate 7 at the Co-op Refinery Complex in Regina on Fleet Street, north of McDonald Street.

Mark Hancock, National President of CUPE and Tom Graham, President of CUPE Saskatchewan, will be joined on Wednesday by CUPE members to bolster the picket line and show support for Unifor Local 594.