Society Of United Professionals Bruce Power Collective Agreement

Bruce Power is an important source of low-cost, reliable electricity that Ontario families and businesses rely on every day. We will continue to focus on taking on this role and engaging our suppliers, union partners and employees, while ensuring we continue our important role in providing electricity to the province. One of the highlights of the four-year agreement is an 8.5% increase over the course of the contract. He added, however, that the company was focused on securing a collective agreement with the union. Bruce Power engineers, safety analysts and other professionals have given their union a strong strike mandate if no agreement can be reached in conciliation talks starting next week. “There is a lot of time during conciliation. to solve the problems, and the company certainly has hope that we can do it without strike action, because we are focused on a fair collective agreement,” Gade said. At the end of the process, if the parties do not reach an agreement, the mediator issues a non-counsel report. It would activate a 17-day reflection period, at the end of which the parties would be in a legal position of strike or lockout. About 1200 members of Bruce Bower`s union have ratified a new collective agreement. A Bruce Power official said he was determined to keep the dialogue open. “We certainly welcome the step of meeting with a conciliator next week and we are confident that we can reach an agreement that would satisfy everyone,” said John Peevers, Director of Corporate Communications. Gade says the key questions are to what extent external contractors can perform sensitive security work and develop better career prospects for professionals.

The workers included in the new agreement are engineers, superiors and other professional workers. “I would say that 97 percent is a high endorseness of the company`s trading agenda. and also a collective opposition to Bruce Power`s agenda,” said Mike Gade, the union`s vice president of Bruce Power premises. More engineers are also being recruited and transferred to union positions, and members can gain work experience through temporary positions. A conciliator appointed by the government had been negotiating since mid-June. Collective bargaining began last November and lasted 10 months. “They are looking for skills to grow and develop here during their careers. They want to do more demanding, more technical jobs if they become more experienced during their career. Collective bargaining with the Society of United Professionals is expected to continue next week with the assistance of a Ministry of Labour conciliator.

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