• Premier confirms commitment to Pickering 2024

    September 7, 2017

    In her September 5 featured interview on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin, Premier Kathleen Wynne addressed her government’s plans for Ontario’s energy future, including the fate of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station and nuclear’s role in Ontario’s energy supply mix. On Pickering, Premier Wynne reiterated the government’s commitment of life extension to 2024. The video ...

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  • Retirees, July 2017

    July 26, 2017

    The Society of Energy Professionals wishes the following recently retired members all the best in the next phase of their lives. Last Name First Name Company Agnello Jerry Hydro One Bosomworth John Hydro One Brown-Woodbeck Christine Hydro One Chan Joseph OPG Childerhose Mike OPG Colthirst Rodger OPG Cornacchia Linda Hydro One Davis Karen Hydro One Dent John OPG Devlin Adrian Hydro One Graham R Mark Inergi Gray James OPG Hall Rhonda OPG Hanz Norbert OPG Iyer Venkat OPG Lalonde Phil OPG Majmundar Harshal New Horizon McCulloch Valerie Hydro One McDermott Bruce OPG Nawrot Tadeusz OPG Rattner Liviu Hydro One Riehl Chris OPG Romanchuk Mike OPG Stephenson Barry OPG Tsimerman David Hydro One Wiseman Lynn Hydro One Wong Jenson Hydro One Wrobel Martin OPG

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  • Global Energy Labour News, July 2017

    July 26, 2017

    Nunavut: Union, GN power corp. reach tentative agreement Vermont: National Grid, union sign MOU on Granite State Power Link Australia: SA Power staff fear being replaced by cheaper contractors Ontario: How Ontario is getting back into the coal-power business

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  • IFPTE News: DC-area judges under attack

    July 26, 2017

    Courtesy: IFPTE staff The members of IFPTE Judicial Council 3 – administrative judges employed by the municipal government in Washington, DC – are under attack by management once again. After a long battle to form a union while fighting a corrupt boss who was eventually charged with wrongdoing and terminated in 2014, the Office of Administrative Hearings’ (OAH) ...

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  • ESA Local gets unanimous strike vote

    July 26, 2017

    SEP’s Electrical Safety Authority Local has received a unanimous strike vote mandate from its members. The ESA Local represents about 60 professionals who lead the way in promoting electrical safety awareness and enforce four regulations that keep Ontarians safe. Led by Local Vice President Robert Mitchell, the ESA Local bargaining team requested the strike mandate after ...

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  • YPN on the move

    July 26, 2017

    Submitted by: Karissa Palinka, Awareness Committee Member Following an overwhelmingly positive response from young members in a survey earlier this year, a group of SEP members 35 years and under has begun planning the launch of the new Young Professionals Network. In June, a group of excited young members met at SEP headquarters to discuss and define ...

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  • And the winner is…

    July 26, 2017

    When SEP launched the Charter for Inclusive Workplaces and Communities it came along with a contest. The delegate group with the most members who submit a selfie with the Charter would win a catered lunch for the whole delegate group.  The winner is Delegate Group 4304, which submitted 11 selfies. 4304 is comprised of 25 members ...

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  • Save the date: Labour Day

    July 26, 2017

    Mark your calendars: Labour Day is Monday, September 4 and you won’t want to miss out on the fun events scheduled for many communities across Ontario. The biggest event is always the Toronto parade. Beginning at 8:30AM near University Ave. and Dundas St. W., the parade goes to the CNE. Family and friends are encouraged to ...

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  • Deals and discounts for members

    July 26, 2017

    Did you know that as an SEP member you are eligible for dozens of discounts through the Deals and Discounts affinity program? From attractions to travel to wellness there are deals you can use to cut your costs. And thanks to the work of SEP’s Member Services department more deals are added regularly. The two latest ...

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  • President’s tour wraps up

    July 26, 2017

    As part of his efforts to connect directly with SEP members and train more member in how to lobby their elected officials, President Scott Travers did a tour of 10 member meetings across the province. Travers visited Barrie, Burlington, Kincardine, Napanee, Niagara, Ottawa, Oshawa, Pickering, Toronto and Thunder Bay. While meetings ranged in size from five to ...

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  • SEP presented to Bill 148 hearings

    July 26, 2017

    SEP President Scott Travers made a presentation to the Ontario legislature’s Finance and Economic Affairs Committee’s hearing on Bill 148, the legislation that would reform the province’s employment and labour laws. Travers’s presentation on behalf of the union endorsed the Ontario Federation of Labour’s recommendations for Bill 148 but focused on two key issues for professionals: ...

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  • Retirements – June 2017

    June 27, 2017

    Congratulations to all retirees. The Society of Energy Professionals wishes you a long, happy and healthy next phase of your life. The following members recently retired: Last Name First Name Company Arril James OPG Babcock Tim IESO Bahra Devinder Hydro One Bajwa Bhupinder OPG Bessada Ebeid OPG Boyle Jim Hydro One Carlson Cindy OPG Ciociola Angelo OPG Cleary Grant OPG Cox Kris Hydro One Crowe Sherri Hydro One Dawson Mike Hydro One Ellison Brad OPG Erkelens Ann Marie Hydro One Fudge Daniel Hydro One Ghanbari Rezvan OPG Gibbings Mike Hydro One Heaney Sean OPG Hillier Janine OPG Holliday Karl Hydro One Kerrigan Bill OPG Kline Heather IESO L’Ecuyer Clay OPG Lee Charlie Hydro One Lobo Glenn Inergi Maynard Paul Hydro One McLaughlin-Shaw Nancy OPG Meeks Barry Hydro One Moorey Paul Hydro One Mulholland Janice Inergi CSO Parke Kelly New Horizon Reasbeck Keith Hydro One Segu Jasvinder OPG Soles Bradford OPG Tebby Sandra Hydro One Tejada Ed Hydro One Thomas Renny Inergi Thurston Susan OPG Trumbley Eric Hydro One Varma Bharat Inergi Venditti Del OPG Waller Ron OPG

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  • Global Energy Labour News – June 2017

    June 27, 2017

    Pakistan: Workers locak Gepco office, go on strike Newfoundland: Deaths of transmission-line workers show need for safe workplaces Ghana: Guarantee our safety before we return to work – ECG workers Pakistan: Minister announces bonuses for electricity workers on Eid

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  • Gift card winner announced

    June 27, 2017

    The winner of the Young Professionals Network survey participant draw is OPG Local member Marrium Khalid. In May, SEP launched a survey to learn about the issues and activities that interest members, and to identify members under the age of 35 who would be interested in participating in the new Young Professionals Network. As a show ...

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  • Labour Council Diversity Networks

    June 27, 2017

    The Toronto and York Region Labour Council has a growing number of Diversity Networks that it invites union members, including SEP members, to take part in. The networks allow workers to organize within their ethno-cultural community, creating a bridge to workers who may not speak English as a first language. Among the existing networks are ...

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  • Fundraiser helped woman fleeing violence

    June 27, 2017

    Bruce Power Local Unit Director Jeff Cronin successfully completed the Walk A Mile in Her Shoes event – twice!  Jeff completed the Port Elgin event on May 28 and the Owen Sound event on June 4 along with his teammates, which included Nick Lovel, chair of the Bruce Grey United Way and Kevin Smith of the ...

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  • Family BBQ on August 19

    June 27, 2017

    The first annual Society of Energy Professionals Barbeque is on Saturday, August 19. You and your family are invited to enjoy lunch, play games, swim, hike and meet your fellow members at the Kelso Conservation Area. A variety of meals are available to accommodate various dietary needs, including vegetarian/vegan, gluten-free, Halal and beef. More than 250 people ...

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  • SEP marched in Pride parades

    June 27, 2017

    The Society celebrated Pride with members marching in the Toronto and Kincardine Pride Parades. In both parades SEP was part of the contingent of union members from a wide range of unions and labour organizations. The Canadian union movement joins others in communities across Canada to celebrate Pride and support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ...

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  • Members support inclusive workplaces

    June 27, 2017

    SEP members across the province are proudly displaying posters and desk tents to show their support for the union’s new Charter of Inclusive Workplaces and Communities. The Charter was launched in part as a response to the execution of six Muslim men in a Quebec City mosque, as well as escalating hate crimes and public acts ...

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  • Proposed labour law reforms released

    May 26, 2017

    The final report of the Changing Workplaces Review (CWR) was released on May 23 with more than 400 recommendations on how to reform employment and labour laws in Ontario. The CWR began in 2015 with the promise of transformational change. Workplace laws had not been updated since the 1990s. With the rise of precarious work, the government acknowledged that the ...

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