Coop Tentative Agreement

CRC said the agreement included «the monetary aspects of our best and final offer as well as a clearly defined return-to-work agreement. and an offer that reconciles the appreciation of our unionized employees with the fiscal realities of the refining sector. CRC suspended its employees on December 5, 2019. Unifor Local 594 represents approximately 730 CRC employees. The two sides disagreed, especially on pensions. The new collective agreement maintains the defined benefit pension plan and the employee savings plan agreed by the company for existing workers. The wage improvements in the new collective agreement are in line with the national model. The Regina and Unifor 594 co-op refining complex has reached a preliminary agreement that could end a six-month conflict. M. Bittman held Thursday`s rain responsible for the small union crowd and hushed reaction to its announcement, but said the deal relieves workers who have been facing insecurity for the past six months. He said, which started with the fact that they were locked out by their employer, led to six trips to the bargaining table for him and even death threats online. I hope that the provisional agreement will mark the conclusion of a historic conflict.

After the aggressive arrest of 14 union members on a legal picket line on January 20, including National President Jerry Dias and Western Regional Director Gavin McGarrigle, hundreds of union members from across the country came to Regina to reinforce the picket line and workers from around the world expressed their support. Regina – Unifor Local 594 members have ratified a preliminary agreement with Co-op Refinery that ends a six-month lockout of 730 workers by Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL). I just spoke to @Unifor594 President Kevin Bittman. Says the vote to ratify the preliminary agreement with @CoopRefinery will likely take place on Monday. #yqr Regarding the deal, Co-op said in the press release: «This result is an offer that balances the appreciation of our unionized employees with the fiscal realities of the refining sector.» Unifor members must now vote to ratify the agreement. The two sides have reached a preliminary agreement, according to an announcement by CRC on Thursday. The union will have to hold a ratification vote. After this vote, the details of the agreement will be made public. «The interim agreement would have been signed a few weeks ago, but Co-op has shown its true face by continuing the lockout punishably, they must now try to put in place a committed and committed staff who will not forget the lack of respect they felt from this profitable employer,» said Scott Doherty, Chief Negotiator and Executive Assistant to Unifor`s National President. REGINA, SK, June 18, 2020 /CNW/ – Unifor Local 594`s bargaining committee has reached a preliminary agreement with the co-op refinery employer, 197 days after Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) locked out 730 workers. Federated Co-Op and Unifor Local 594 have reached a preliminary agreement with Local 594 President Kevin Bittman for a ratification vote to take place on Monday.

Dias attributes the preliminary agreement to the resilience of its members. In a written statement sent Thursday morning, the union said it worked during negotiations to ensure the return-to-work aspect of the agreement protects members from retaliation from Federated Co-operatives Limited.