Bruce Power reaches tentative deal with one of its unions
Bruce Power and the Society of United Professionals have successfully completed Collective Bargaining negotiations.
The parties reached a new tentative agreement on Sunday, Aug.11.
In a release issued Monday morning, Bruce Power says they believe the agreement is a win-win following extensive discussions to balance a number of considerations.
Bruce Power and the Society of United Professionals, representing 1,200 employees at the plant, have been in Collective Bargaining negotiations since November 2018.
On June 19, members gave their bargaining team a 97 per cent strike mandate.
The Ministry of Labour then appointed a mediator to carry on further talks last week.
Had those talked failed, the Ministry would have received a no-board report, which would start a 17-day countdown before a strike or lockout would be legal on either side.
The union has in the past cited the key issues as being “ensuring good jobs for the next generation of Bruce Power employees, career development opportunities for current employees, and improving health and safety at the plant.”
The tentative agreement is subject to ratification by Society members.
The company and union leadership look forward to continue working together towards our many shared goals and aspirations.