The government reminds the legislator to consider a notice on the strike of the workers 'workers' union


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The Ford government announced that it intends to draw attention to legislation to introduce labor legislation to ensure that employees of the Ontario Electric Power Plant (OPG) remain in the workplace.

On Friday, OPG received a notice on workers 'workers' strike (PWU) that immediately started a 21-day shutdown of OPG nuclear reactors in Darlington and Pickering and the possible closure of OPG's 66 hydroelectric power plants.

PWU represents approximately 6000 OPG employees. Their previous collective agreement expired on March 31, 2018.

Negotiations between the two sides started in January, and a framework agreement was reached on 4 June. However, PWU membership refused the offer. These negotiations continued, and voting on the same offer took place this month, which was rejected again.

That's why the government of Ontario has announced that it will remind the legislature.

"Given the uncertainty created by the stalemate between the Ontario electricity producer and the Union of Workers of Power, the government's intention is to re-establish the 42nd parliament at 1 pm on Monday, 17 December, to introduce legislation to ensure that workers on the market remained in the workplace, "said Prime Minister of Ontario Todd Smith in a statement.

OPG produces about half the electricity in Ontario.


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