CUPE Supports Locked out Regina Co-op Refinery Workers
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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