Unifor Local 594 rejects Co-op’s latest offer, calling it ‘disgusting’


The labour dispute between Unifor Local 594 and Co-op Refinery Complex (CRC) continues as the two parties have been unable to strike a deal despite the help of special mediators.

On Sunday, Co-op rejected the recommendations of special mediators Amanda Rogers and Vince Ready and sent their own offer to Unifor on Wednesday. Describing it as “disgusting,” Unifor rejected the proposed deal.

“The company submitted an offer to the bargaining committee that was disrespectful to their workers, the special mediators, the government and the people of the great province of Saskatchewan,” Unifor said in a press release.


READ MORE:
Labour dispute continues after Co-op Refinery rejects special mediator’s recommendations

Unifor members had voted “almost unanimously” in favour of the deal laid out by the provincially appointed mediators, which was ratified on March 23.

Story continues below advertisement

For months, Unifor has questioned CRC’s willingness to get a deal done.

“We came to the table asking for very little and offered the company millions of dollars in savings. FCL has never wanted a deal. Every step of the way they moved the goalposts and demanded more and more from workers,” Unifor said.

CRC said the recommendations made by the mediators are “helpful” but still chose to reject the deal.


READ MORE:
Unifor accepts recommendations from mediator in Co-op lockout

“Global economic circumstances have changed, and with that, we have seen a drastic decline in the consumer consumption of fuel and rapidly declining oil prices that have put the CRC in a more difficult financial position than when negotiations began,” CRC said in a press release issued on the weekend.

In response, Unifor said the CRC is using the COVID-19 pandemic “as leverage to demand more concessions from workers.”

CRC posted the comparisons between the mediators’ recommendations and its new proposal on Twitter.

Story continues below advertisement

The mediators’ full proposal can be viewed below.

CRC locked out Unifor Local 594 members on Dec. 5, 2019.




© 2020 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.







Source link

[Prosperity]

Top Canadian News – Unifor Local 594 rejects Co-op’s latest offer, calling it ‘disgusting’ #News in #Canada

Headline News

[su_feed url=”http://rss.cbc.ca/lineup/topstories.xml” limit=”15″]

Canadian Headline News

[su_feed url=”http://rss.cbc.ca/lineup/canada.xml” limit=”20″]

British Columbia News Headlines

[su_feed url=”http://rss.cbc.ca/lineup/canada-britishcolumbia.xml” limit=”10″]

Kamloops News Headlines

[su_feed url=”http://rss.cbc.ca/lineup/canada-kamloops.xml” limit=”10″]

Calgary News Headlines

[su_feed url=”http://rss.cbc.ca/lineup/canada-calgary.xml” limit=”10″]

Edmonton News Headlines

[su_feed url=”http://rss.cbc.ca/lineup/canada-edmonton.xml” limit=”10″]

Saskatchewan News Headlines

[su_feed url=”http://rss.cbc.ca/lineup/canada-saskatchewan.xml” limit=”10″]

Saskatoon News Headlines

[su_feed url=”http://rss.cbc.ca/lineup/canada-saskatchewan.xml” limit=”10″]

Manitoba News Headlines

[su_feed url=”http://rss.cbc.ca/lineup/canada-manitoba.xml” limit=”10″]

Thunder Bay News Headlines

[su_feed url=”http://rss.cbc.ca/lineup/canada-thunderbay.xml” limit=”10″]

Sudbury News Headlines

[su_feed url=”http://rss.cbc.ca/lineup/canada-sudbury.xml” limit=”10″]

Windsor News Headlines

[su_feed url=”http://rss.cbc.ca/lineup/canada-windsor.xml” limit=”10″]

Kitchener-Waterloo News headlines

[su_feed url=”http://rss.cbc.ca/lineup/canada-kitchenerwaterloo.xml” limit=”10″]

Toronto News Headlines

[su_feed url=”http://rss.cbc.ca/lineup/canada-toronto.xml” limit=”10″]

Hamilton News Headlines

[su_feed url=”http://rss.cbc.ca/lineup/canada-hamiltonnews.xml” limit=”10″]

Ottawa News Headlines

[su_feed url=”http://rss.cbc.ca/lineup/canada-ottawa.xml” limit=”10″]

Montreal News Headlines

[su_feed url=”http://rss.cbc.ca/lineup/canada-montreal.xml” limit=”10″]

New Brunswick News Headlines

[su_feed url=”http://rss.cbc.ca/lineup/canada-newbrunswick.xml” limit=”10″]

Prince Edward Island News Headlines

[su_feed url=”http://rss.cbc.ca/lineup/canada-pei.xml” limit=”10″]

Nova Scotia News Headlines

[su_feed url=”http://rss.cbc.ca/lineup/canada-novascotia.xml” limit=”10″]

Newfoundland & Labrador News Headlines

[su_feed url=”http://rss.cbc.ca/lineup/canada-newfoundland.xml” limit=”10″]

North Canada News Headlines

[su_feed url=”http://rss.cbc.ca/lineup/canada-north.xml” limit=”10″]

You May Also Like