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By Glen Archer, inSolidarity Regina police took an almost unprecedented action at the Unifor 594 lockout when they arrested National Unifor President Jerry Dias as he was joining a picket line. Dias was captured on video pleading with the police to stop escalating the tensions and to not interfere with the workers engaging in their...

Smokey speaking to group at Unifor

A group of OPSEU members led by President Warren (Smokey) Thomas and First Vice-President/Treasurer Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida has shored up Unifor’s picket lines at Regina’s Co-op Refinery. Thomas says he boarded the first plane to Regina when he learned that Unifor National President Jerry Dias had been arrested after joining a picket line. “Jerry phoned...

Ed Arvelin in Saskatchewant UNIFOR rally

In an act of solidarity with locked out workers of Regina’s Co-op Refinery Complex, OPSEU’s executive board has unanimously agreed to send members to Saskatchewan. The action is in response to the arrest of Unifor national president, Jerry Dias, who was illegally taken into custody Monday after joining a picket line established by members of...

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