• Society Staff Researcher Doly Begum elected to Ontario Legislature

    July 10, 2018

    The Society is proud to inform members that Society Staff Researcher Doly Begum was elected as Member of Provincial Parliament in her riding of Scarborough Southwest with 45% of the vote. She is the first Bangladeshi candidate to become a member of any legislative body in the North American and she will now represent her ...

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  • Society participates in CNSC hearings for Pickering and Bruce

    July 10, 2018

    The Society of United Professionals has been involved in the re-licensing process for both the Pickering and Bruce Nuclear Generating stations. Working closely with staff at both facilities, we have drafted submissions to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission asserting our support for the applications by OPG and Bruce Power for both license extensions. Based on our ...

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  • Society President Scott Travers Star Op-ed Against Further Hydro One Privatization

    June 27, 2018

    Society President Scott Travers spelled out the case against any further privatization of the Hydro One in an op-ed in the Toronto Star. Travers’ op-ed argues that Premier-designate Ford would do well to understand the mistake that the Liberal government made when it decided to begin the privatization of Ontario’s prized public energy utility. Rather than ...

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  • Society offers its support to OPSEU Local 548

    June 21, 2018

    The Society is offering its support to OPSEU Local 548 workers at the Toronto Bail Program. The workers are facing a potential lockout due to their employer’s unwillingness to bargain in good faith. You can read the letter of support from Society President Scott Travers here (copy below). To the members of the OPSEU Local 548, The Society ...

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  • Society welcomes Premier-designate Ford’s re-commitment to Pickering 2024

    June 21, 2018

    This morning, at Pickering NGS, Premier-designate Ford reiterated his campaign promise to continue to operate Pickering Nuclear Generating Station until 2024. This decision is good news for the 1,200 Society members working at and supporting Pickering, and supports the refurbishments of both Bruce and Darlington stations. It also means that Pickering will continue to provide low-cost, ...

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  • Society Member Appreciation Day at Canada’s Wonderland

    June 19, 2018

    Last summer’s Society BBQ at Kelso Park was an incredible success. It was an amazing day of family fun and this year we wanted to do something special once again to say thank you to all of our members. This year the Society is hosting a Society Member Appreciation Day at Canada’s Wonderland. We are offering ...

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

    June 6, 2018

    The submission period has now ended. Thank you for your interest.

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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. Members who are interested in running for an elected position should refer to the constitution and bylaws for the election rules. Members ...

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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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  • Toronto hydro privatization back on the agenda

    March 20, 2018

    President Scott Travers addressed the City of Toronto’s Executive Committee on March 19 to speak against Toronto Hydro privatization. Travers’s appearance included an exchange with Mayor John Tory in which the mayor clarified that in spite of the report before his committee he remains opposed to privatization. Executive Committee was considering the City of Toronto Long-Term ...

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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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