Regina’s Co-op refinery has locked out 800 of its workers in order to cut their pension plans. The company is bringing in replacement workers with trucks and helicopters. Unifor president Jerry Dias was arrested, along with 13 others, while walking the picket line in support of the workers. Many other union leaders were on the line supporting Unifor Local 594’s members.
Also in RadioLabour’s Canada Report January 24 to 30, 2020
• 200,000 teachers and other education workers fighting cuts in Ontario
• Unions celebrate February 24, the International Day for Education
• The LabourStart report about union events
• And singing: “Hold That Line”
Music: Peter Hicks and Geoff Francis. Used by permission
Image: Unifor. Used by permission