Collective agreement includes wage improvements that meet standards agreed to by energy sector unions.
Federated Co-operatives unable to accept all the terms, tabled another offer that Unifor says includes “new, aggressive concessions.”
Vince Ready, who has worked in labour relations for more than five decades, will try to break the deadlock between the company and Unifor.
Unifor says the accused are Local 594 members who were on a peaceful picket line at one of the refinery gates.
Saskatchewan premier says the illegal blockade is restricting the flow of fuel to communities across the province.
Court found Unifor disobeyed interim injunction limiting time members can hold up traffic going in and out of the Co-op refinery.
Union’s tactic is an attempt to force the company back to the bargaining table.
Repairs are expected to take up to 20 weeks at an estimated cost of up to $10 million.
Facility processes light hydrocarbons including propane and propylene, materials used to make plastic and industrial products.
Temporarily shut down due to a pipeline interruption that left it without sufficient feedstock.
At the time of the explosion last week, there were as many as 3,000 workers at the refinery in Saint John, NB.
Explosion sent flames and black smoke into the sky but caused only minor injuries.
Loan guarantees and grants to attract from two to five partial oil upgrading facilities and $5 billion of private investment.
Will include construction of a filtration plant and optimization at a site to manage bauxite residue.
Grows downstream capacity to 395,000 barrels per day, adds to asphalt production.