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Are the effects of this strike spreading throughout western Canada? This sign is up at the cardlock today.
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It looks like Winnipeg police need to step up also or things will come to a sputtering stop in there in a day or two.

 

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The strike has been going on since when - early Dec? Rationing is a brilliant move to make it real in rural SK. All of a sudden the diehard Coop apparatchiks are realizing that maybe they won't be able to keep the pickup full or run the drill this spring. I despise all Coops but I have to hand it to Federated on this one - they're gonna break Unifor.
 

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Guess Unifor is lucky they aren't blockading anything close by me otherwise they'd find out why I was one of eight Pocklington had running his meat wagons across the picket line back in '86 lol
 

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They are above the law like Turdo...
All seem scared to run that bull crap picket line...
If trucks would have crashed the line a month ago..There would be zero issues now..
 

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If you don not like your job, conditions, pay, etc find a new one. How dare you try to gain my sympathy. I want my product/service and get on with my life.
 

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Well you all can condemn me all you want on here.
I am a Co op member and owner of that refinery.
I'm just amazed at some of the comments people in the public have made about the situation when they aren't owed literally thousands of dollars in patronage dividends for past business that are yet UNPAID and owed to me.
Most of these employees are not all the skilled type the union would have everyone believe and their total investment in the refinery has been their time (which they are more than well compensated for) and a lunch box.
My patience ran out long ago with Unifor and our unionized employees at that facility.
They are a bloody disgrace.
At this point as far as I am concerned those union employees can sit out there on the street forever.
This strike vote the union held was nothing more than a publicity stunt for Jerry Diaz and his mafia organization Unifor to promote his business plan.
The bottom line of the situation is our refinery is not competitive and our labour costs are too high and must be brought in line with the competition.
 

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I agree with MF cowboy. The thing I don't understand from the union is that they want to make their point on the back of someone elses work. And the hypocrisy of it all. I find them to be all hypocrite. That they don't want fuel to leave any terminal and are yet still driving around on fuel made by the Coop. Still purchasing items that were transported using Coop fuel. Yet still have the nerve to say that what they are doing is right and that others should suffer because of them.
I say let them strike as long as they can. And then don't hire them back. Don't give in to them Federated Coop. I can deal with fuel rationing; I just need to be more prepared. Order fuel earlier and if need be buy more storage.
 

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I fully support the workers right to go on strike. However, I do NOT support their "right" to stop others from doing their job while they are out and I do NOT support their "right" to block roads. This goes for ANYONE that blocks public roads or private roads owned by someone OTHER than those blocking them. Roads are made for vehicles and as such, IMO vehicles should have the right of way and anyone purposely standing in the road should be 100% at fault if they get hit by a vehicle.
 

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I have no patience for unions. I would give them until "X" date to return to work or be terminated loosing all pay/benefits/pension/whatever with the opportunity to reapply for a job again at starting wages.

The time for unions has come and gone. Today the are nothing more than a money laundering organization that steals money from the workers and lines the pockets of the union elites and politicians that pay lip service to them.
 

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I have no patience for unions. I would give them until "X" date to return to work.
As it sits now they were locked out after the employees voted to strike.
Fully within the rights of the employer and the law to do that, this is petroleum plant.
They cannot just return to work.
 

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The media seems to be avoiding the actual issues between labor and management altogether in this lockout / strike. In the few instances where the issues have been publicized, it seems like management wants employees to pay contributions into any agreed benefits going forward, where as the union wants a benefits only package, without involving self contribution to those benefits by way of deductions or premiums.

Perhaps it’s a sign of the times, where socialism is demanded as long as someone else pays?

Maybe I’m just lazy, I likely should get a sign and demand a benefits package from our rural municipalities. It seems like I’m contributing an awfull lot and getting bugger all. I guess the snow is always cleaned up and the sewer and water is always working when I go into town at least.

I digress, I could always drive around on the seven bridges within a mile of our hamlet if I have the time.
 

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Some one needs to ride shotgun. Remind them what that term really means? Salt, rubber bullets, pepper gas bullets. Lots of options, right up to lead slugs and buck shoot.
 

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Don't forget to let management know you support them . I have sent my e-mail and letter letting them know I am and will be a Co-op customer And they should not back down. 12% pay increase over 3 years and you don't think you should have to contribute to your own pension. What do you think you are? A Canadian politician???
 

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Race to the bottom. Good policy.
How so? It is childish to block the roads to try and prevent product reaching customers or paint ball execs houses. If they are so unhappy find a different job. They want to sit on strike I don't care, but trying to bring the consumer into their choices is BS. They chose to strike, not the consumer. I have zero sympathy for the unions and the strikers.
 

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Some one needs to ride shotgun. Remind them what that term really means? Salt, rubber bullets, pepper gas bullets. Lots of options, right up to lead slugs and buck shoot.
LIke we did back years ago, play a little five pin bowling with them with the front bumper, only takes once or twice and they figure out which trucks not to step in front of next time lol
 

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.Block a pipeline or a refinery. No fuel for you walk to the picket line People are losing their homes and families are falling apart and people are commiting suicide because they have no job. Don't piss on the hand that gives you a chance to feed your families, let your unon build you a refinery and give you a job
.they see indeginous do it and it seems to have support from somewhereWant things the way they were no fed money, close the grocery stores ,hospitals, roads schools banks anything pre 1867. If they all did that for a year then they have some right to protest for their native rights. Right now its only applicable when it suits them.
 
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