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June 1, 2017

Agreement Reached on Alectra Union Representation Vote

A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) between Alectra, the PWU, the IBEW and Unifor was reached on Thursday, May 31, 2017 in regards to Alectra’s application to the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB), seeking a representation vote to decide which of the three unions will be the bargaining agent...

May 19, 2017

Innovative Partnership Leads to the World’s First Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre



A partnership in innovation among the leaders of various stakeholders in Ontario’s energy sector has produced the world’s first electric vehicle (EV) education and awareness centre in Toronto.

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April 28, 2017

Workplace Fatalities Should be Unacceptable in Modern Society


By: 
Don MacKinnon
President
Power Workers’ Union

Every year the Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) releases statistics regarding workplace fatalities and accident claims from the previous year. Unfortunately, the statistics are not providing a record of progress. Why is it that every year in Ontario, between 200 and 300 workers lose their lives as a result of traumatic workplace accidents and occupational illnesses? According to the latest report, in 2015, 229,000 accident claims were filed with the Ontario WSIB. That is up almost 15 percent from the year before....

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