Co-op Refinery Complex Facts
January 22, 2020

Unifor 594 initiated a labour dispute at the Co-op Refinery Complex in Regina.        We’d like to share some facts:

Our local Co-op uses profits from Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) and the refinery in three ways:

  • To invest in our facilities and operations, including job creation
  • To give back to individual members in cash and equity
  • To support our local communities, including donations

Unionized employees at the refinery contribute 0% to their pension

  • FCL is simply asking for employees to contribute.
  • The pension plan FCL is offering is one of the best in Canada and far more than we’re able to offer our own employees.
  • In addition to regular contributions, FCL contributed $192 million – nearly $60,000 per union employee per year – in special payments between 2016 and 2019 to fund the pension plan. These are millions of dollars that could have been shared with our Co-op.

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