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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Bruce Power and Society of United Professionals Reach Tentative Agreement

Tiverton | by Megan Johnson  

Back on June 19, union members voted 97 per cent in favour of a strike mandate.

Bruce Power and the Society of United Professionals have successfully completed Collective Bargaining negotiations and reached a new tentative agreement as of Sunday, Aug.11.
 
Bruce Power believes the agreement is a "win-win, following extensive discussions to balance a number of considerations."

Bruce Power and the Society of United Professionals have been in Collective Bargaining negotiations since November 2018. A Ministry of Labour-appointed conciliator had been assisting since June 24, 2019.

The tentative agreement is subject to ratification by Society members.

Back on June 19, union members voted 97 per cent in favour of a strike mandate.

The Society of United Professionals represents engineers, supervisors and other professional workers at the power plant.

"Our bargaining team is proud of this win-win agreement that addresses our members’ priorities and enables Bruce Power to be a global leader in clean, affordable energy that powers a strong Ontario," says Mike Gade, the Bruce Power Local Vice President of the Society of United Professionals who led the union’s bargaining efforts. "We were only able to secure this deal because of the hard work and solidarity of Society members at Bruce Power."

The Society of United Professionals’ Bruce Power Local will hold ratification meetings with its members over the coming weeks to detail the contents of the tentative agreement. Until those meetings begin the details of the tentative agreement will remain confidential. The ratification vote is expected to take place in late August.

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