REGINA -- Unifor and representatives from Federated Co-operatives Limited had a private meeting in Saskatoon on Monday.

According to the union, Federated Co-op CEO Scott Banda met with Unifor president Jerry Dias.

A representative with the refinery says there were no negotiations at the meeting and both sides just had a discussion.

The Unifor workers have been locked out for 53 days.

Unifor hopes this private meeting can lead to ending the dispute, getting a fair deal and getting their members back to work.