John Spears, Business Reporter
A year ago this month, Canada’s nuclear industry looked forward hopefully as SNC-Lavalin struck a deal to buy the Candu reactor technology of Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.
Today Candu Energy, as the company is known, faces employees on the picket line, and a prized customer – the Ontario government – that’s playing hard to get.
Engineers, scientists and technicians belonging to the Society of Professional Engineers and Associates (SPEA) are into their third week of a partial strike against Candu.Read more: June 20, 2012 - The Star - Candu Energy grapples with strike and soft markets
Nuclear Engineers Forced to Strike as Canada Marks 50 Years of Nuclear Power
Nuclear Scientists, Engineers and Technologists Respond to SNC-Lavalin's Bully Tactics With Job Action
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 23, 2012) - In an action more befitting of a third world country, SNC-Lavalin's Candu Energy has unilaterally stripped employees of working conditions and imposed new conditions on the highly skilled nuclear workforce. "SNC-Lavalin is trying to bully our members into working under lowest terms of employment of any company in the nuclear industry, this tactic may work in Libya but not in Canada" says Peter White, President of the Society of Professional Engineers and Associates (SPEA).
Read more: May 23, 2012 - Marketwire - Press Release - More Trouble Brewing at SNC-Lavalin as CANDU Workers...
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