Rogers Sugar broadcasts tentative deal in Vancouver refinery strike

Rogers Sugars has introduced a tentative settlement with the union representing 140 placing staff at its Vancouver refinery, in response to a Friday assertion from the corporate.

No particulars of the tentative deal have been launched. A ratification vote is anticipated subsequent week.

The employees, represented by Personal and Public Staff of Canada (PPWC) Native 8, have been placing since Sept. 28, 2023.

CBC has reached out to PPWC Native 8 for remark.

Talks final broke off in December with the 2 sides at odds over the corporate’s demand for 12-hour shifts. Rogers Sugar made the demand because it needed to extend refinery operations to 24 hours a day, three hundred and sixty five days per yr.

The corporate has been working the Vancouver refinery at a diminished capability through the job motion, and the strike has led to intermittent sugar shortages in Western Canada.

The Rogers Sugar plant in Vancouver is one in every of solely three giant sugar refineries within the nation that processes imported cane sugar.

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