• LAO Interim Local Committee Election

    March 21, 2017

    The Campaign Committee, which has led the organizing drive internally, and the Union have been working on developing a process for you to elect a Negotiating Committee that will be as representative of geographical location, areas of practice and equity considerations as possible. The Negotiating Committee will be called the Interim Local Committee (ILC, for short) ...

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  • Framework Agreement Update – March 2017

    March 21, 2017

    Since lawyers are outside the Ontario Labour Relations Act, a ‘Framework Agreement’ is required as an enabling document (or a ‘substitute’ for the LRA) under which LAO lawyers’ negotiations for a collective agreement will take place. The parties met with Arbitrator Bill Kaplan on March 7 but did not reach a mediated resolution of their differences with ...

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  • SEP marched for International Women’s Day

    March 16, 2017

    On March 11, almost 11,000 people braved cold weather to participate in the International Women’s Day Toronto march, the largest in North America. The SEP Women’s Committee, Sisters in Society, was an official sponsor of the event. This year’s theme was Stop the Hate, Unite the Fight, Build the Resistance, Unity is Power. Every year, ...

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  • Dozens of members took part in lobby training

    March 15, 2017

    More than 80 members from 30 electoral districts attended workshops in Toronto and Oshawa this month on how to lobby their elected officials. Hosted by SEP, the training was run by representatives from the Ontario Federation of Labour and Canadian Labour Congress. Trainings are coming to other regions soon, including in Bruce County on April 12. Members ...

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  • Dianne Mowat received SIS award

    March 15, 2017

    The 2017 recipient of Sisters in Society’s (SIS) award for women’s advancement is Dianne Mowat, the recently retired vice president of the Inergi Local. The SIS Award is given annually to an individual who has contributed significantly to the advancement of women’s rights and gender equality. In the award’s inscription SIS noted, “Dianne Mowat is the ...

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  • LGBTQ2 workshop the beginning of a new conversation

    March 15, 2017

    On Saturday, March 4, SEP hosted its first ever LGBTQ2 workshop with speakers from Egale Canada, UFCW, CUPE and IASTE.  The speakers spoke openly on difficult topics, including bullying, hate crimes, and dealing with homophobia, and ended on a positive note about how equity committees are the “catalyst” to getting positive changes in our workplaces. “I ...

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  • Get involved in your local labour council

    March 15, 2017

    Do you care about local issues in your community? Do you want to meet other people interested in your area who care about fairness for working people? That’s what labour councils are all about. Labour councils are defined by geographic areas and composed of members from many different unions. They focus on local issues and ...

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  • IFPTE backs March for Science

    March 15, 2017

    SEP’s International union, the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, announced it will be a partner of the global March for Science planned in cities around the world on April 22. The March for Science champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. As a diverse, nonpartisan group, participants ...

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  • 2017 Dues Adjustment Notice

    March 15, 2017

    In accordance with The Society of Energy Professionals’ dues setting policy, on April 1, 2017, the annual dues adjustment comes into effect. The dues adjustment formula, as set by members in the March 2013 referendum, is calculated as the weighted average of all economic increases gained by members in new collective agreements achieved during the ...

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  • SEP participated in Lunar New Year Celebration

    March 15, 2017

    Submitted by: Anna Liu SEP participated in the Toronto and York Region Labour Council Chinese Workers’ Network’s Lunar New Year Celebration on Saturday, February 25. About 230 people attended this year’s banquet. Members from IESO, OEB, OPG, Hydro One, and Inergi were seated at the SEP table. Other unions present included Unifor, OPSEU, CUPE, UFCW and SEIU. The evening ...

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  • Remembering labour leader Bob White, 81

    March 15, 2017

    Brother Bob White, one of the most influential modern Canadian trade unionists, passed away on February 19, 2017. White was critical to building the Canadian labour movement. A union leader  beginning in his teens, White was a member of the United Auto Workers, which was based in the United States. In 1984, White led the Canadian ...

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  • Global Energy News – March 2017

    March 15, 2017

    Ghana: Union seeks meeting with new board over privatization South Africa: Talks to halt possible job losses at Eskom continue Kashmir: Power department employees call shutdown Pakistan: Power utility workers protest anti-worker moves

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  • Retirements: March 2017

    March 15, 2017

    The Society of Energy Professionals wishes all retirees a happy and healthy journey. Click here for information about becoming a member of SEP’s Pensioners Chapter. Last name First name Company Adams Lynn OPG Akhunjee Lutful Bruce Power Albert Micheline Hydro One Baggerman Rich Hydro One Berger Mike OPG Blimkie Cindy Bruce Power Briggs Natalie Hydro One Chachel Robert OPG Cheung Vincent OPG Childs Calvin OPG Chu Lawrence Toronto Hydro Forbes John OPG Forget Beverly OPG Genovese Mark OPG Gilbert Kim OPG Harper Brian OPG Ho Richard OPG Hunsburger Rob OPG Jackson Joe OPG Jazic Zlatko OPG Lassen Jayne Bruce Power Lo Arden OPG Lynch Jeanette New Horizon Maloney Ronald OPG Mangotich Ivan Bruce Power Meteer Graem OPG Nuhn James Bruce Power Osutei Narh OPG Pinto Thaddeus Kinectrics Quinn Brian OPG Rockx Ron Hydro One Shim Paul Toronto Hydro Spencer Grant OPG Spitzig Lloyd OPG Stencell Dan OPG Stewart Larry OPG Tam Diana Kinectrics Thurston Samantha OPG

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  • Retirements – February 2017

    February 14, 2017

    Last Name First Name Company Boyce David OPG Carpenter Lee Bruce Power Cho-Wing Sophia OPG D’Souza Bernard OPG Economopoulos Othon OPG Gale-Gervais Lori OPG Gaudet Marc Bruce Power Grandmont Denis IESO Hanniman Kevin Hydro One Hardman Andrew Bruce Power Harper William Bruce Power Harris Dianne OPG Haswell David Inergi Javahermanesh Shirin Hydro One Johnstone Garry Hydro One Kaulessar Ghaman OPG Lawler Douglas OPG Leung Joseph OPG Leung Tomy OPG McConville Steve Bruce Power Mercieca Joanne OPG Mungo Angela OPG Oakes Patricia OPG Powers Patricia New Horizon Shanes Fred Amec NSS Ltd Skelly Doug OPG Stevens Doug OPG Taffs Robert OPG Tantirige Sunil Amec NSS Ltd Taylor Brian OPG

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  • Global energy news – February 2017

    February 14, 2017

    France: Strike cuts French electricity production by nearly 4 GW United Kingdom: Sellafield nuclear plant contractors strike USA: Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. workers take next steps to organize Pakistan: Power companies’ workers protest

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  • Support striking workers, boycott Molson Coors

    February 14, 2017

    The Society of Energy Professionals is expressing solidarity with and support for the striking Canadian Union of Brewery and General Workers Component 325. The strike began January 12 after their employer, Molson Coors Canada, refused to negotiate a fair and reasonable collective agreement. The 320 workers are on strike because the company is demanding a 7% ...

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  • Ottawa lobby day focused on pensions, pay equity

    February 14, 2017

    Three SEP representatives attended the Canadian Labour Congress’s lobby day on Parliament Hill in Ottawa to advocate for secure pensions, pay equity and other key issues affecting SEP members and other Canadian workers. Harout Manougian of Hydro One Local, Renee Frost of Inergi Local and Kendall Yamagishi of the Legal Aid Ontario Lawyers’ Campaign Committee met ...

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  • Do you know someone who should be an SEP member?

    February 14, 2017

    Do you know a professional who works in a workplace that is not represented by The Society of Energy Professionals? A professional who has told you they feel frustrated in their workplace and are looking for ways to improve their working conditions? SEP is actively meeting with professionals from workplaces we do not currently represent to ...

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  • SEP made Long-term Energy Plan submission

    February 14, 2017

    On December 16, The Society of Energy Professionals provided its Long- term Energy Plan (LTEP) submission to the Ministry of Energy as part of Ontario’s LTEP consultation. SEP submitted recommendations regarding the role of nuclear, investments in transmission and distribution systems, and opportunities for renewal energy. On nuclear, SEP advised that the province should continue with the ...

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  • Campaign highlights the need for Pickering

    February 14, 2017

    Last month, SEP launched a campaign in coordination with the nuclear industry to raise awareness of the value Pickering Nuclear Generating Station has to Ontario. With the next Long-term Energy Plan expected to be announced this spring, the Pickering 2024 campaign is intended to demonstrate for the provincial government how deeply supportive Ontarians are of ...

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