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CRC to force vote on final offer

By Daniel Jungwirth

March 30, 2020

On March 25, 2020, the Co-op Refinery Complex (CRC) shared our final offer with the Unifor 594 Bargaining Committee.

Our final offer built on the recommendations in the Special Mediators’ report. The modifications we made to the recommendations were necessary to ensure the sustainability and, ultimately, the survivability of the CRC. Our offer now creates long-term certainty for employees and will ensure that we can continue to provide high-quality jobs and fuel Western Canada.

We are disappointed that the Unifor 594 Bargaining Committee was unwilling to take our final offer to their membership for a vote. In response, we have applied to the Labour Relations Board to order a final offer vote pursuant to Section 6-35 of The Saskatchewan Employment Act. The vote will be supervised by the Labour Relations Board and will give employees represented by Unifor Local 594 the opportunity to vote on our Best and Final Offer dated March 30, 2020.

We are encouraging the Unifor 594 membership to vote in favour of our offer. The offer we have put in front of Unifor 594 is the deal that provides certainty to employees and should end this dispute.