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Posted on June 28, 2017

PWU Welcomes Alectra Employees Into Membership

On behalf of everyone at the Power Workers’ Union (PWU), it gives me great pleasure to welcome all unionized employees from Alectra Utilities into our Membership.
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Posted on 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... read more

 

Posted on 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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Posted on February 22, 2017

“MergeCo” Gets a Name

On January 16, 2017, southern Ontario’s newest emerging electrical utility announced that it now has a name, Alectra.  Alectra began business operations on February 1, 2017.  ... read more

 

Posted on February 22, 2017

Local Distribution Company Applies to Labour Board To Force a Representation Vote

In January of last year the sale of Brant County Power Inc. to Cambridge and North Dumfries Hydro Inc. became official and the two local distribution companies (LDC) amalgamated as a new entity called Energy+ Inc.  The newly formed LDC’s territory covers 562 square kilometers, services approximately 63,000 customers and contains three distinct workforces each with their own separate collective agreement.  The Power Workers’ Union (PWU) represents the outside classifications based in the geographic area covered by the former Brant County Power Company.... read more

 

Posted on January 13, 2017

Pickering Nuclear is a key, low-cost source of electricity in Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan

On Jan. 11, 2016, following an in-depth cost-benefit analysis of all electricity options in the province, the Wynne Government announced Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) Pickering nuclear facility would operate until 2024. ... read more

 

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Posted on December 21, 2016

Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan: Understanding Carbon Emissions, the Role of Nuclear, and Electricity Trade with Quebec

 
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Posted on November 29, 2016

Sustainable Transportation: Changing The World With Electric Vehicles

Cara Clairman has been driving her Nissan Leaf for nearly five years, and the president and CEO of Plug 'N Drive ​says the future of Electrical Vehicles (EV) is here.  When asked about the biggest barrier preventing EVs from entering the mainstream, Ms. Clairman says, "a lack of awareness and understanding of EV benefits is holding some people back." 
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Posted on November 21, 2016

Toronto Hydro and Cogeco Peer 1 Employees Merge Into Power Workers' Union

A merger between CUPE Local One and the Power Workers’ Union (PWU) is now final. CUPE Local One Members at Toronto Hydro and Cogeco Peer 1 Communications, voted with 92% approval to merge into the Power Workers’ Union on Thursday, September 15, 2016. The PWU finalized its endorsement of the merger at the 2016 Council of Chief Stewards with unanimous approval.... read more

 

Posted on September 23, 2016

Making a Difference

On Wednesday, September 21,  three incredibly brave Staff Officers from the Power Workers’ Union (PWU) literally went “over the edge” in an effort to raise money for kids in need.... read more