Please click "Read More" to see the strike flyer for July 20, 2012 titled "Why do Engineers and Techs at Places like OPG Never go on Strike?":Read more: July 20, 2012 - Strike Flyer - Why do Engineers and Techs at Places like OPG Never go on Strike?
Please click "Read More" to see the strike flyer for July 19, 2012 titled "Did You Miss Us?":Read more: July 19, 2012 - Strike Flyer - Did You Miss Us?
Some 150 striking engineers from Mississauga-based Candu Energy set up information picket lines at the Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. office of Mississauga-Erindale MP Bob Dechert today to urge the federal government to take action to settle the dispute. Candu, a nuclear technology company which supplies about half of Ontario’s energy and 16 per cent of the country’s overall, was sold to SNC-Lavalin Inc. last year.Read more: August 22, 2012 - Mississauga.com - Candu strikers picket MP's office
Inside Halton - Striking workers picket Halton MP’s office
Approximately 40 members of the Society of Professional Engineers and Associates (SPEA) picketed in front of Halton MP Lisa Raitt’s Main Street constituency office this afternoon demanding she step in to end their labour dispute with parent company, SNC-Lavalin.
SPEA, representing 850 engineers, scientists and technologists employed by CANDU Energy Inc., have been on strike for seven weeks. CANDU is owned by Montreal-based SNC-Lavalin, and its employees design, build and service nuclear reactors that supply 50 per cent of Ontario’s energy.
The remaining point of contention is seniority, which union members want sent to arbitration, said spokesperson Jim Czegeny, a mechanical engineer.
“We will accept everything except we want this last issue to be dealt with by the arbitrator,” said Czegeny.
“We want (Labour Minister) Lisa Raitt to call Kevin Wallace (president and general manager of CANDU) and say, ‘You need to get the arbitrator in here.’ The union is very happy and willing to have the arbitrator resolve this.”
Please click "Read More" to see the strike flyer for July 18, 2012 titled "Bargaining Status Update aka Current Status of SNC's Concessionary Demands":Read more: July 18, 2012 - Strike Flyer - Stand Up and Do the Right Thing for Canada
Support for SPEA and CANDU technology can be found everywhere these days. We just spotted today a new fan; have a look, click "Read More":Read more: July 17, 2012 - Support for SPEA and CANDU technology is everywhere