PETRO-CANADA SLAPPED WITH STRIKE NOTICE

CALGARY, Alta. — Petro-Canada has been served with strike notice by the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEPU).

Petro-Canada and the union are negotiating the renewal of collective agreements for refineries at Montreal, Edmonton, and Oakville, Ont.; product terminals at Oakville and Port Moody, B.C.; natural gas processing plants at Wildcat Hills, Hanlan and Brazeau, all in Alberta; and a lubricants plant at Mississauga.

“Petro-Canada respects and is committed to the ongoing bargaining process and our top priority is the successful conclusion of these negotiations,” says Andrew Stephens, vice-president of Refining and Supply. “Petro-Canada hopes that a negotiated settlement will be achieved in a timely manner.”

The company says it is committed to maintaining supply to its customers. To that end, the company began training at the affected facilities in early January as what it calls, “a precautionary measure.”

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