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Posted on November 17, 2015

Report Outlines Benefits of Extending Operations of the Pickering GS

The PWU has released a study prepared by Strategic Policy Economics that outlines the environmental and economic benefits of the extending the operating life of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station by four years until 2024. The study demonstrates that this extension would avoid greenhouse gas emissions by over 18 million tonnes of carbon dioxide, lower electricity system costs by over $1.5 billion, preserve 40,000 person year equivalent jobs, and inject $7 billion into the Ontario economy. ... read more

 

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Posted on October 17, 2014

Economic Impact Study Outlines Role Bruce Power Plays on Low Prices, Ontario's Economy

A coalition of respected business, economic development, trades and union leaders released an Economic Impact Study on the positive role the Bruce Power site plays in the province.

Affordable Power: Jobs & Growth highlights the positive impact Bruce Power’s eight nuclear units, which supply about one-third of Ontario’s electricity while producing no carbon emissions, have on keeping power prices stable and low, while providing a major boost to the province’s economy.... read more

 

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Posted on July 23, 2014

Nuclear-generated electricity

Nuclear-generated electricity was the right choice for Ontario decades ago and is the right choice today, writes the head of the Canadian Nuclear Association - Toronto Star... read more

 

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Posted on April 28, 2014

Day of Mourning

All PWU members are reminded to observe a minute of silent reflection at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 28th.

The Canadian labour movement began the Day of Mourning in 1984 to remember lives lost in the workplace and to renew our resolve to prevent future tragedies. April 28th was chosen because it was on that date in 1914 when the first comprehensive Workers' Compensation Act was passed. In 1991, the Government of Canada officially proclaimed the day as a National Day of Mourning. The Day of Mourning, sometimes known as Workers’ Memorial Day, has since spread to more than 80 countries around the world. Ceremonies will be conducted in many PWU workplaces and a PWU Day of Mourning message can be found in the April Newsletter.

Be safe.

Don MacKinnon
President... read more

 

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Posted on January 31, 2014

PWU News Release Regarding Bruce Power Ownership Structure Announcement

Power Workers’ Union (PWU) President, Don MacKinnon expressed his support for today’s announcement from Bruce Power regarding changes to its ownership structure. “We  are very pleased with today’s announcement that Borealis Infrastructure [the investment wing of the Ontario  Municipal Employees Pension Plan (OMERS)], will acquire Cameco’s 31.6 percent interest in Bruce Power’s Bruce B Nuclear Generating Station. This news helps set the stage for a stable and sustainable future for the employees of Bruce Power and the communities near the Bruce site for decades to come” 
said MacKinnon. ... read more

 

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