No trucks to enter, exit Co-op Refinery as national union takes over blockade: Unifor
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Unifor announced on Monday morning that trucks won't be allowed to enter or exit the Co-op Refinery as job action continues.
Unifor's national president Jerry Dias made the announcement in Regina. The national union is taking over the blockade because a court order ruled that local Unifor 594 workers could only block trucks for 10 minutes.
Co-op said in a news release that it believes the union is using "bullying tactics" and "has no respect for the rule of law."
“Unifor members have a right to picket, Co-op has a right to conduct business,” the Regina Police Service said in a statement on Twitter. “In an emotionally charged environment, there will be disagreements, but the Regina Police Service continues to communicate very closely with both parties of the dispute.”
This is a developing situation. More information will be added as it becomes available.