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98.6% Strike Vote


This week members of the Society of United Professionals employed at Bruce Power voted an overwhelming 98.6% in favour of strike action if necessary to support meaningful bargaining and to reach a fair collective agreement. The contract for the 1,200-member local which represents Bruce Power engineers, supervisors, IT, safety (reactor, radiological, industrial and environment) and other professional workers expired at the end of 2022.


“A 98.6% strike vote is an overwhelming mandate for our Bargaining Team and I hope the company takes this as a sign that its’s time for them to come to the bargaining table with a fair offer that respects the work and efforts of our members and addresses the important issues of contracting out, forced shift work, remote work and an adequate COLA,” said Society Bruce Power Local Vice President Dave Ceksters.


What does this mean for the union? Are we going on strike now? Will negotiations with the employer continue?

We are not currently on strike. The Conciliator has been appointed and our negotiations at the bargaining table are still continuing. However, we are now one step closer to having a strike as a legal option if a no-board report is issued by the Conciliator.


We see your hard work!

We appreciate all our Delegates, CAN Leaders, and committee volunteers, everyone who has assisted at the voting booths, volunteers who put up posters, encouraged their coworkers to vote, and helped make this strike vote as successful as it was.