• 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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  • Retirements: May 2017

    May 24, 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 Anandakumaran Anand Kinectrics Bray Andy OPG Casha Tony OPG Chadha Ramesh Toronto Hydro Chalklin Douglas OPG Crosetta Dino OPG Cunha Ilda OPG Johnson Frederick OPG Kittel Timothy Bruce Power Kowalski Peter OPG Laity Scott OPG Laramee Yvonne Inergi CSO Marr Graham Bruce Power Matthews Graham Bruce Power Monsma Darlene Inergi CSO Phillips Darina Inergi CSO Pope Robert Bruce Power Riviere Colvin OPG Sanker Latchman OPG Scott Joe Bruce Power Stephens Stephanie Hydro One Watts Derek Hydro One

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  • Global Energy Labour News – May 2017

    May 24, 2017

    Global Energy Labour News MENA: Electricity unions in Middle East and North Africa create network Australia: Crisis averted: Loy Yang power plant workers ordered to call off strike Ghana: ECG workers won’t be laid off Pakistan: Moot urges workers to avoid risks to life

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  • Update contact information

    May 24, 2017

    The Society urges members to submit and, if necessary, update their home address and contact information that is on file with the union. The Society requires members’ updated home address and contact information to reach you in case of an urgent issue, during collective bargaining campaigns and to provide key information that in the aggregate helps ...

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  • Scholarship opportunities

    May 24, 2017

    As union members, you and your children are eligible to apply for scholarship opportunities with the Ontario Federation of Labour, Canadian Labour Congress and some local labour councils. Ontario Federation of Labour – Apply by July 10, 2017 for September 2017 Canadian Labour Congress – Apply by August 9, 2017 for September 2017 The Society is affiliated to ...

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  • Canadian Labour Congress sets sights on a Fair Future

    May 24, 2017

    Thousands of union leaders from across Canada converged on Toronto from May 8-12 for the triennial Canadian Labour Congress convention. The congress’s 28th convention was focused creating a “fair future” with good jobs and equity for all. To focus delegates on the task at hand, the CLC had a number of inspirational speakers. The headliner was ...

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  • BP Local supports Walk a Mile in her Shoes

    May 24, 2017

    Jeff Cronin of SEP’s Bruce Power Local is participating on the Grey Bruce Labour Council team for the annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event to raise money for local and international women’s shelters as well as awareness about the realities of violence perpetrated by men against women. Participating men raise money and then “walk ...

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  • SEP made C-27 submission to Minister of Finance

    May 24, 2017

    When earlier this year the labour movement succeeded in delaying passage of the federal government’s Bill C-27, the government announced that it was providing an opportunity for unions and other groups to comment on the proposed law. On May 15, SEP provided its formal submission on C-27 to Minister of Finance Bill Morneau. Bill C-27 would ...

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  • SEP has a new brand in the works

    May 24, 2017

    An organization’s brand is about more than colours and a logo. A brand is an articulation of values and mission. For SEP, the last time the brand was modified was around 2000 as Ontario Hydro was split up and the union went from a single bargaining unit to many. Now, close to 20 years later, SEP ...

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  • President’s tour begins in eastern Ontario

    May 24, 2017

    SEP President Scott Travers is touring the province to meet with members and provide training for lobbying elected representatives. Travers began his tour earlier this month with meetings in Ottawa and Napanee. Travers is updating members on the progress of SEP’s efforts to reform labour and employment laws through the Make It Fair campaign, protect pensions ...

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  • SEP hosted climate change workshop

    May 24, 2017

    About 30 members attended a workshop on Toronto’s new climate change strategy and the impact would have on the local electricity grid. Run by Toronto Environmental Alliance Executive Director Franz Hartmann, the workshop looked at the three main pillars of the City’s plan, Transform TO. The three pillars are low-carbon neighbourhoods, preparing for electric mobility and ...

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  • In memory of Adam Habayeb

    April 21, 2017

    We regret to inform members of the passing of Adam Habayeb. Brother Habayeb dedicated more than 30 years of his life to advancing our union as both a unit director and delegate at Ontario Hydro and subsequently the OPG and Kinetrics Locals. His SEP experience also included membership in OPGN 2005 Bargaining Team, OPGN JRPT ...

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  • Retirements: April 2017

    April 20, 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 Barr Elizabeth (Betty) OEB McMeekin Leonard (Dan) Hydro One Millstein Michael ESA Zikic Vojislav OPG  

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  • Global Energy Labour News: April 2017

    April 20, 2017

    Sri Lanka: 30 energy unions threaten all-out strike Kenya: Energy strike threatened if collective agreement not implemented Australia: Dirtiest coal plant closes deepening energy shortage South Africa: Strike threatened over coal plant shut downs

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  • April 28 is Day of Mourning

    April 20, 2017

    All SEP members are encouraged to participate in their local Day of Mourning ceremony. The Day of Mourning is marked on April 28 of each year to commemorate workers killed and injured on the job. Look for information from your local representatives and employer about the time and location of Day of Mourning ceremonies near you. This ...

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  • Dozens learn to lobby in Bruce County

    April 20, 2017

    Dozens of members and pensioners in the Bruce County area turned out for SEP’s latest session on how to lobby your elected officials. Canadian Labour Congress’s Erin Harrison and Ontario Federation of Labour’s Melisa Bayon trained about 40 Bruce Power and OPG Local members and pensioners in attendance. With briefings on the efforts to stop Bill ...

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  • A sea of red for Equal Pay Day

    April 20, 2017

    Hundreds of members participated in Equal Pay Day on April 11 by showing their support for closing the pay gap between women and men. Equal Pay Day is the day on which the average Canadian woman earns the same amount of money the average Canadian man earned in the previous calendar year. In 2016, it meant ...

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  • SEP members support DGR

    April 20, 2017

    As decision-makers get closer to a verdict over where low- and intermediate-level nuclear waste will be stored, SEP members are speaking up in support of OPG’s top-rated site in Kincardine. In a CTV W5 television special on OPG’s plan to build a deep geologic repository (DGR) 680 meters below ground, SEP members Mike ...

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  • March for Science on Saturday

    April 20, 2017

    SEP members are encouraged to attend a March for Science rally happening near them on Saturday, April 22 at 11AM. Marches are planned in Toronto, Ottawa, Sudbury, Hamilton, London, Windsor and Kitchener-Waterloo. Click here for a map with contact information for each rally. SEP’s International union, the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, announced it will ...

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  • Minister takes tour of Pickering

    April 20, 2017

    Contributed by: Ralph Chatoor, OPG Local Unit Director Minister of Energy Glenn Thibeault visited the Pickering Nuclear Generation Station (PNGS) on April 10 for a tour of the facility and chance to meet key stakeholders. Also in attendance was the Mayor of Pickering David Ryan. SEP was represented by President Scott Travers and OPG Local Unit Directors ...

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