• Retirees – November 2017

    November 6, 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 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 Energy 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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  • Retirements — September 2017

    September 20, 2017

    Last Name First Name Company Alves Abilio Hydro One Alves Alfred Bruce Power Baker Gary Hydro One Banerjee Amar OPG Barker Jane OPG Beange Larry Bruce Power Buja-Bijunas Lily IESO Campeau John Amec NSS Ltd Chappelle Carey Bruce Power Del Rosario Joey OPG Dent Jim Hydro One Doyle Brian Bruce Power Edwards Darl Hydro One Farnsworth Lorraine OPG Fischer Paul Bruce Power Furey Patrick OPG Gallant Roger OPG Garisto Frank NWMO Girard Robert Hydro One Grant Laura NWMO Gravelle Gilles OPG Halloch Helen OPG Kelly Mike Bruce Power Kelly Rob OPG Kerr John New Horizon Kiameh Philip OPG La Corte Raffaella Hydro One Laverdure John OPG Limon Bello Raul OPG MacInnes Robert OPG MacLean Sandy Bruce Power Mastnak Ann Bruce Power Mather Paul OPG McColm Bill (William) OPG Millette Ashley Bruce Power Moore Duane OPG Nuttall Patrick OPG Orr Kevin NWMO Oswald Tina IESO Pattison Neil OPG Rattery Paul OPG Reiter David OPG Roecken Sandy OPG Scheer-Hennings Micky Hydro One Schlag Steve IESO Sellars Chad New Horizon Shapiro Hymie Amec NSS Ltd Steeves Tony OPG Thompson Reg Bruce Power Topping Pat Inergi Walker Arnold LAO Woitzik Martin OPG Ziebart Peter Hydro One

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  • IFPTE president announces retirement

    September 20, 2017

    Greg Junemann, the long-time president of International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, the international union to which The Society is affiliated, has announced he will retire at the end of his term in June 2018. Having served in the role for 24 years, Junemann says that at the age of 64 it is time to ...

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  • SEP partnering to promote sustainable prosperity for all

    September 20, 2017

    The Society is excited to be deepening its relationship with the Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA) to build a cleaner, greener economy with good, unionized jobs at its core. When about two dozen members attended a Toronto Environmental Alliance-SEP workshop on Toronto’s climate change plan earlier this year, the underlying theme was that stopping and reversing the ...

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  • CNSC held hearing on random drug and alcohol testing

    September 20, 2017

    Submitted by: Ralph Chatoor The CNSC held a meeting in Ottawa August 16-17 to discuss the 2016 Regulatory Oversight Report for Canadian Nuclear Power Plants and the proposed Fitness for Duty REGDOC (2.2.4) that addresses Random Drug and Alcohol testing.  President Scott Travers and Unit Director Ralph Chatoor were on hand for the two days to ...

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  • The latest on Pickering 2024

    September 20, 2017

    One of the most important public policy decisions on the table for Society members is the fate of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station. Working with our partners in the nuclear industry, The Society has been actively campaigning for the life extension of the Pickering site, which employs 1,200 members, to the year 2024. While this ...

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  • Young Professionals Network launches Oct. 5

    September 20, 2017

    Members 35 years and younger are invited to join the Young Professionals Network for the official launch of the YPN on October 5. This is your opportunity to come out and meet other young Society members as well as union leaders, and to learn about your union and the exciting initiatives planned for YPN. The after work event ...

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  • SEP welcomes new staff leader

    September 20, 2017

    The Society has appointed a new staff director to lead the organization’s staff. Cim Nunn, who started his new duties on September 5, had previously worked with SEP as both a member of the staff and as a contractor responsible for the Keep Hydro Public and Keep Toronto Hydro Public campaigns. Nunn takes over the senior ...

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  • First family BBQ sizzled

    September 20, 2017

    More than 250 people attended the union’s first family picnic and BBQ at the beautiful Kelso Conservation Area on Saturday, August 19. It was a great way for SEP members, retirees and their families from across all SEP locals to come together for some fun, food, and relaxation. For many, the day began with exploration of ...

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  • Labour Day drew hundreds of members

    September 20, 2017

    More than 500 Society members and their families attended Labour Day events across Ontario. President Scott Travers attended the Toronto parade, which drew an estimated 25,000 participants. “We had one of the largest contingents I can recall in this year’s Toronto parade,” said Travers, who was joined by many others within the union’s elected leadership. “It was ...

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  • Members at Hydro One aiding Florida’s recovery

    September 20, 2017

    The Society is proud to see workers from Hydro One stepping up to do their part to help relief efforts in Florida after hurricane Irma battered the state’s coastline. Hydro One sent 172 workers down to affected areas. Among the crews are nine Society-represented Health and Safety staff and supervisors from Forestry and Lines. Toby Hundt, Assistant ...

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