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Discussions end without deal, blockades return

By Daniel Jungwirth

February 1, 2020

Talks between the Co-op Refinery Complex (CRC) and Unifor ended last night (Jan. 31, 2020) without a deal.

While the two bargaining committees remain far apart, we are confident there is a path to a deal. It was always going to take more than one day to close the gap between the two parties, and we encourage Unifor to return to the table.

Unfortunately, Unifor’s barricades went back up late last evening. We were prepared to bargain throughout the weekend and for as long as it took. However, further discussions cannot take place while blockades are happening at any location.

We are willing to talk and are hopeful that bargaining will resume in the near future. Until then, we will continue to safely and efficiently operate the CRC for our 170 local co-ops.