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Union will remove blockades if Co-op agrees to return to bargaining table: Unifor
Jerry Dias speaks about the Co-op Refinery labour dispute (Marc Smith / CTV News Regina)
REGINA -- Unifor said it will “comply with the injunction concerning the Co-op Refinery picket line” if Federated Co-operatives Limited returns to the bargaining table.
“In a statement today, FCL said that it was willing to bargain if the union abides by the injunction. If Co-op agrees to meet with us at the table at 10 a.m. on January 30 then we will abide by the order at that time. We want a deal,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President.
FCL says it is still opposed to returning to the bargaining table as long as vehicles are being blocked from entering and exiting the refinery.
The union representing locked out workers at the Co-op Refinery says blockades have been removed at some of the gates into the refinery. However, the Co-op Refinery says most of the blockades remain.