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Striking Nuclear Engineers and Scientists Picket at Bruce Power and OPG Nuclear Plants via Nuclear Street

he Society of Professional Engineers and Associates (SPEA) is holding an information picket this morning in front of Bruce Power and Ontario Power Generation nuclear facilities to warn that critical technical expertise may not be available to support their long term operations.”Ontario’s nuclear operators are facing a potentially serious situation and must call on SNC-Lavalin to settle this labor dispute,” said Peter White, President of SPEA. “The longer this strike drags on, the more skilled and talented employees will leave the company in search of employment where they are appreciated.”

Since the federal government sold Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) last year to SNC-Lavalin hundreds of highly skilled engineers, scientists and technicians have left the company. For a high technology company like Candu Energy, this brain drain poses significant risks to the company’s long-term viability.

 

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