Locked-out Unifor 594 say yes to mediator’s report, Co-operative Refineries Ltd. “unable to accept” recommendations

Members of Unifor Canada, Local 594 employed by Consumer’s Co-operative Refineries Limited (CCRL) were locked out by their employer on Dec. 5, 2019.

Unifor 594 asked the Government of Saskatchewan to order the dispute be settled by binding arbitration, and the government appointed special mediators Vince Ready and Amanda Rodgers to assist the two sides. Unfortunately, instead of ordering the mediator’s report by binding to the union and employer, the government only assigned the mediators the authority to make recommendations.

While not happy about everything in the mediator’s report, Unifor 594 accepted the mediator’s report and it’s recommendations. The CCRL did not.

Learn more about the dispute, the mediation in the following article which was written by GSU legal counsel Ronni Nordal of Nordal Law Office:

You can help by calling on Premier Moe to legislate the special mediator’s recommendations and end the lockout
Read and sign the Change.org petition here.