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Society argues for OPG members at Supreme Court

December 12, 2014

On December 3, The Society argued before the Supreme Court of Canada that the country’s top judicial body should uphold an appeals court decision to overturn a deeply flawed Ontario Energy Board ruling.

Four years ago, the OEB limited the rate at which OPG can charge electricity consumers because of what the OEB said was unreasonable compensation for employees. Without expertise in labour relations and ignoring its own precedents, the OEB decided that the collective agreements of The Society and Power Workers’ Union were unreasonable. The decision cost OPG $145 million, and proposed eliminating jobs in OPG’s nuclear operations to make up the difference.

Previously, Divisional Court sided with the OEB. That decision was overturned by the Ontario Court of Appeal. A final decision from the Supreme Court is not expected until 2015.

For more information, including the written arguments of all parties, click here.


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