• Apply for a Society of United Professionals’ Post-Secondary Scholarship

    June 6, 2018

    If the form doesn’t appear please try refreshing the page. If that doesn’t work, please contact Andy D’Andrea to get a manual entry form.

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  • 2018-2019 Society Election Schedule now available

    May 2, 2018

    The 2018-2019 Society Election Schedule is now available under the Society’s Governance page. The schedule shows all the important dates and deadlines for the upcoming Principal Officer, Local Vice President and Unit Director elections.  

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  • Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic Joins Society of United Professionals

    April 10, 2018

    The Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC) has voted to join the Society of United Professionals. The new bargaining unit includes all employees as well as lawyers. “I’m pleased to welcome the first legal clinic into our union,” said Scott Travers, President of the Society of United Professionals. “We’re happy to have the CSALC employees ...

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  • Union adopts Society of United Professionals as new name in landslide vote

    March 8, 2018

    Following two weeks of voting, members have spoken and our union has a new name. We are the Society of United Professionals. This milestone decision was backed by 81% of members while voter turnout hit an all-time high at 59.5%. In addition to the new name, members also approved each of the five other constitutional amendments ...

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  • The Society of Energy Professionals is now the Society of United Professionals

    March 8, 2018

    The Society of Energy Professionals is now the Society of United Professionals March 8, 2018 TORONTO – Members of The Society of Energy Professionals voted to change the name of their union to the Society of United Professionals. The move positions the labour organization as the union of choice for Ontario’s professional workers. The referendum followed a process ...

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  • Results: 2018 Constitutional Changes Referendum

    March 7, 2018

    These results are posted on behalf of the Society of United Professionals independent Chief Returning Officer A referendum on constitutional changes was held between February 21, 2018 and March 7, 2018. An amendment to the constitution requires a two-thirds majority to pass. For the vote to be binding at least 25% of members must cast a ...

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  • REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: WSN Women and Unions International Conference Call Series

    February 27, 2018

    You can now register for the first WSN Women and Unions International Conference Call Series! Interested in hearing about women organizing in the workplace? In recognition of International Women’s Day, you’re invited to call in and learn about women’s views on unions, what issues are important to them and how they are organizing. The call will feature ...

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  • Society celebrates green light for next phase of Darlington refurbishment

    February 20, 2018

    On February 15, 2018, OPG announced it has reached the halfway point of the refurbishment of Darlington’s Unit 2 reactor on time and on budget. With that announcement the Ontario government confirmed its commitment to begin work on the next phase of the project, the Darlington Unit 3 refurbishment. This is excellent news for the nearly ...

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  • Join the Society at Women’s Marches across the province

    January 16, 2018

    Sisters in Society (SiS) invites all members to join in the Women’s Marches happening on January 20th across the province. Below are the locations of the marches happening across the province: Toronto March Women March On: Defining Our Future 12pm Nathan Phillips Square, City Hall 100 Queen St. W,  Toronto, ON  M5H 2N2 Waterloo Region March 9am Open Sesame 220 King St. W. Kitchener, ON  N2G 1A9   Thunder ...

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  • Statement on Fatal Hydro One Helicopter Crash

    December 14, 2017

    The Society of United Professionals issued the following statement regarding today’s fatal Hydro One helicopter crash: The Society of United Professionals is devastated to learn of today’s Hydro One helicopter crash, in which four workers perished. We send our thoughts and prayers to all those who are mourning this horrific loss, including the family, friends and ...

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  • Retirees – November 2017

    November 6, 2017

    The Society of United Professionals wishes the following recently retired members all the best in the next phase of their lives. Last Name First Name Company Anderson Robert OPG Bennett Dan Hydro One Buzzell Douglas OPG Conners Bill OPG Dorneanu Augustin OPG Ens Peter Bruce Power Ens Rick Hydro One Filion Gerry OPG Fusca Frank OPG Gibson Thomas OPG Hart Katherine New Horizon Houck Dave OPG Husain Aamir Kinectrics Jain Dev Kinectrics Kahak Mehdi OPG Khan Billah Toronto Hydro Kitchen Bruce IESO Laviolette Jocelyn OPG Lynas Robert OPG MacDonald Lorne Amec NSS Ltd MacKay Heather Hydro One Marsh Steven Bruce Power McColm Ed OPG Milley Terry OPG Minello Dennis OPG Muniz Gustavo OPG Normand Jean OPG Pettenuzzo Rodney IESO Robinson Alexander (Mac) Bruce Power Ross Gary OPG Ross-Gay Lisa OPG Salopek Jean OPG Schmid Gary OPG Sloan Dave Hydro One Stanojevic Alex Hydro One Watts Julian OPG Wightman Murray OPG Wood Debra Inergi CSO

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  • Charity hockey tournament held in memory of SEP member

    November 6, 2017

    Contributed by: Ryan Albert, OPG Local Member The inaugural Marcel Pelchat Memorial Tournament was held on September 30 in Timmins in memory of Society member Marcel Pelchat. Pelchat worked in Northeast Operations (NEO), and was a respected OPG employee and a strong community activist.  Marcel lost a prolonged battle with cancer earlier this year, leaving behind ...

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  • YPN hosting IESO tour for young members

    November 6, 2017

    Have you ever wanted to see the IESO control room? The Society of United Professionals’ Young Professionals Network (YPN) is offering a chance to get a glimpse inside the nerve centre of Ontario’s energy system. If you join the tour of the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) you’ll find out how Ontario balances load and generation ...

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  • Society in solidarity with striking college faculty

    November 6, 2017

    In attending two rallies and walking with them on picket lines, The Society has joined with thousands of Ontarians to show support for striking college workers who are members of OPSEU. More than two weeks into the strike by college professors, instructors, counsellors and librarians, the College Employer Council, which negotiates collective agreements on behalf of ...

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  • ESA Local members ratified new collective agreement

    November 6, 2017

    The Society’s Electrical Safety Authority Local voted overwhelmingly to accept a new collective agreement that was reached through mediation with the employer. The ESA Local represents about 60 professionals who lead the way in promoting electrical safety awareness and enforce four regulations that keep Ontarians safe. The process included multiple rounds of bargaining during which the ...

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  • Society member survey shows support for SEP, room for growth

    November 6, 2017

    Society members generally have a very positive view of their union, a survey conducted by Environics showed. However, members also reported that there are areas in which The Society can improve. The Society engaged Environics Research to conduct a survey of members in order to better understand the attitude and opinions of its members. The survey ...

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  • Delegates to Society Council challenged to ‘think big’

    November 6, 2017

    With the theme Building on Our Strengths, the 2017 Society Council meeting is packed with big decisions, inspiring speakers, hands-on workshops and a request to Council delegates: think big. ‘Big’ begins with the size of the meeting – more than 150 members are registered to participate in the meeting, a record number of registrants within ...

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  • Clarington mayor brought message of support to OPG Local Council

    November 6, 2017

    Clarington Mayor Adrian Foster took time out of his busy schedule to speak at the October 30 OPG Local Council meeting. The Mayor brought strong words of support for OPG workers and encouraged the members gathered to leverage their strong numbers to advocate for their industry. “People don’t know all of the work that goes into ...

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  • 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan brings good news for Society members

    November 6, 2017

    The government released its much-delayed Long-Term Energy Plan on October 26 – and it contained a lot of positive news for members. The Ontario government re-committed to the continued operation of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station (NGS) and the refurbishments of Bruce and Darlington stations in the 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP). “Continued operation of Pickering ...

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  • 2017 Sisters in Spirit Vigils

    September 25, 2017

    October 4th is a day where we honour the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). The violence experienced by Indigenous women and girls in Canada is a national tragedy. We must take the time to give thanks to the families who are our reason for demanding continued action. Click here to learn ...

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