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No trucks to enter, exit Co-op Refinery as national union takes over blockade: Unifor

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    REGINA — Unifor announced on Monday morning that trucks won’t be allowed to enter or exit the Co-op Refinery as job action continues.

    Unifor’s national president Jerry Dias made the announcement in Regina. The national union is taking over the blockade because a court order ruled that local Unifor 594 workers could only block trucks for 10 minutes.

    Today we shut down @CoopRefinery with hundreds of members from across Canada. The @Unifor594 fight is everyone’s fight. https://t.co/NPawAJHoOL#BoycottCoop#SupportUnifor594#skpoli#canlab#yqr#cdnpolipic.twitter.com/Jk8SFZdf1V

    — Unifor (@UniforTheUnion) January 20, 2020

    Co-op said in a news release that it believes the union is using "bullying tactics" and "has no respect for the rule of law."

    “Unifor members have a right to picket, Co-op has a right to conduct business,” the Regina Police Service said in a statement on Twitter. “In an emotionally charged environment, there will be disagreements, but the Regina Police Service continues to communicate very closely with both parties of the dispute.”

    This is a developing situation. More information will be added as it becomes available.

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      Union members speak at the Co-Op Refinery speak on Jan. 20, 2020 (Marc Smith / CTV News Regina)

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