At least 1 Co-op gas station in Winnipeg replenishes fuel supply

At least one Winnipeg Co-op gas station has replenished its fuel supply amid the ongoing labour dispute with workers at a Regina refinery.

Customers could be seen filling up at the Co-op Gas Bar at 1745 Kenaston Blvd. Sunday afternoon after it ran out of fuel, along with several other locations across the city, late last week.

A clerk at the location confirmed they currently have regular gas.

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The shortages come as a result of blockades set up by Unifor members at refineries in Regina.

A spokesperson for Unifor told Global News that Co-op got some fuel trucks out of Regina on Friday when local police interfered with their “legal right to picket.”

Unifor and Co-op Refinery Complex (CRC) have been in a labour dispute since Dec. 5, 2019, after employees were locked out of work.

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A spokesperson for Co-op could not be reached on Sunday to confirm if any other Winnipeg locations will have their fuel supplies replenished.

Last week, Co-op CEO Doug Wiebe said convenience stores and car washes are still operating.

Unifor represents some Global News employees.

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