SPEA members have voted on the latest Candu Energy offer today. Below is the information provided to the members by the SPEA Executive. The question was "Do you agree with the SPEA Exec's recommendation to accept the proposed Collective Agreement Offer from Candu Energy Inc.?"



Read more: August 24, 2012 - Strike Vote - Message to Members Regarding Candu Energy (SNC Lavalin) Final Offer

Below are some pictures from the OPG offices picket line 700 University Avenue in Toronto on July 24 2012.

Read more: July 24, 2012 - OPG Headquarters Picket Pictures

In spite of SPEA members approving the Candu offer on Friday, August 24, 2012 a large portion of the SPEA membership is left in the dark with regards to their start date. Members were given the choice to use their vacation to cover for their time until they get recalled, which is another form of lock out. In light of the several pleas by Candu Energy for SPEA members to cross the picket lines and scab, preventing members from returning to work and obliging them to take vacation is puzzling.

We will post an update on the website once we get additional information.


July 24, 2012 06:30 ET


Striking SPEA Workers to Stage Information Picket at OPG Corporate Offices

Society of Professional Engineers and Associates (SPEA) to explain impact of Candu Energy strike to Ontario Power Generation (OPG)

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 24, 2012) - Members of the Society of Professional Engineers and Associates (SPEA) are setting up an information picket at the corporate offices of Ontario Power Generation (OPG) at 700 University Avenue on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 to explain why they are on strike and how it may impact OPG's current and future projects.

"Our members are proud of the work that we have done for OPG at CANDU nuclear sites across Ontario," said Peter White, President of SPEA. "Our members are fully committed to delivering on the refurbishments and the new EC6 design. We believe that CANDU has a strong future."

Read more: July 24, 2012 - Press Release - Striking SPEA Workers to Stage Information Picket at OPG Corporate...

On Tuesday August 28 in the morning, SPEA TT bargaining unit and Candu Energy (SNC Lavalin) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement. SPEA has accepted the best and final offer made by Candu Energy on August 23 and has confirmed that the SPEA TT strike is over. 

Read more: August 28, 2012 - Strike Update - SPEA TT bargaining unit signs MoA with company

Please click "Read More" to see the strike flyer for July 25, 2012 titled "Updated List of Scabs and the Concept of Solidarity":

Read more: July 25, 2012 - Strike Flyer - Updated List of Scabs and the Concept of Solidarity