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Tentative contract reached at Co-op refinery: union
The Co-op refinery in Regina is seen in this file photo taken May 16, 2012.
Published Friday, March 31, 2017 5:59PM CST
Last Updated Friday, March 31, 2017 7:21PM CST
The union representing more than 800 workers at the Co-op refinery in Regina says a tentative contract agreement has been reached.
Unifor 594 tweeted about the tentative deal Friday. A ratification vote is scheduled to take place Monday.
Workers at the refinery have been without a contract since January 2016. Union members rejected the company’s previous contract offer earlier this month.
A 14-day cooling-off period ended Thursday at midnight.
“We are pleased that we could reach an agreement that was fair for both sides," vice-president of refinery operations Gil Le Dressay said in a Co-op news release.
"While the agreement is still tentative pending ratification by the membership we are encouraged by Unifor’s support for the agreement.”
Co-op says while negotiations "went down to the eleventh hour" the two sides worked diligently to bridge the gap.