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CUPE Supports Locked out Regina Co-op Refinery Workers

January 21, 2020 GMT

OTTAWA, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 21, 2020--

CUPE was shocked to learn that several members of Unifor, including Unifor National President Jerry Dias, were arrested Monday during a peaceful protest outside the Co-op Refinery in Regina. Co-op workers represented by Unifor Local 594 were locked out by their employer six weeks ago for resisting Co-op’s attempts to gut their pensions during bargaining.

“All workers have the right to a secure and reliable retirement,” said CUPE National President Mark Hancock. “CUPE will stand with our sisters and brothers at the Co-op Refinery every step of the way because their fight is our fight too.”

Hancock will be joining the picket line in support of Unifor members on Wednesday morning.

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Hugh Pouliot, 613-818-0067,hpouliot@cupe.ca

KEYWORD: NORTH AMERICA CANADA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PUBLIC POLICY/GOVERNMENT LABOR PUBLIC POLICY

SOURCE: Canadian Union of Public Employees

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