A tentative deal has been reached in the dispute between the Co-op Refinery Complex and Unifor 594. A ratification vote is required.  |  Mike Raine photo

Refinery, union reach tentative deal

A tentative deal has been reached in the dispute between the Co-op Refinery Complex and Unifor 594. The deal, according to a news release issued by Federated Co-op, includes “the monetary aspects of our best and final offer along with a well defined return-to-work agreement.” The releases said the offer “balances an appreciation for our […] Read more

Scott Banda, chief executive officer of Federated Co-op Ltd., addresses nearly 300 delegates representing 168 local co-operative associations during the company’s annual meeting in Saskatoon, March 2.  |  William DeKay photo

Federated faces difficult year

In spite of a successful year at Federated Co-operatives Ltd., 2019 was wrought with challenges that invoked some soul searching among its members, said chief executive officer Scott Banda. The challenges raised more than a few “prickly conversations” within the organization, he said, caused by ongoing events during an unsettled economic environment. Despite the challenges […] Read more

FCL imposed limits on its cardlock facilities, allowing customers a maximum of 300 litres of diesel and 100 litres of gasoline. This was to ensure that emergency vehicles had access to fuel. | Paul Yanko photo

Co-op refinery lockout prompts fuel restrictions

Co-op fuel customers in Manitoba should soon see their supply restored, says a Federated Co-operatives Ltd. official. A steady convoy of B trains headed east this afternoon from the oil refinery in Regina to fill depleted fuel supplies in Winnipeg after Regina Police Service moved in to dismantle the Unifor blockade. FCL locked out more […] Read more