As the Ontario government moved ahead with its widely unpopular plan to privatize Hydro One, The Society agreed to participate in early bargaining at both Hydro One and OPG.
The Society has opposed this privatization scheme but is also obligated to represent the best interests of members. While bargaining kicked off this spring, the process is without prejudice, which means The Society can walk away if there is nothing of value for members and it will have no impact on future bargaining.
As The Society is at the negotiating table, it is respecting normal bargaining protocols and, for that reason, cannot discuss the process or speak publicly about the issues, including the privatization of Hydro One. Any potential agreement that comes from this process will be brought back to the members for ratification before it could become effective.