Monday, 16 July 2012

Nuclear Experts Hold Rally at the AECL's Chalk River Laboratories

In case you missed it: Nuclear Experts Hold Rally at the AECL's Chalk River Laboratories ..."With a July 17, 2012 strike deadline fast approaching, nuclear experts represented by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) held a news conference and staged an information picket today at Chalk River Laboratories to seek a fair settlement from their employer, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL).
These engineers and scientists working at the Chalk River facility have been without a contract for more than a year. These specialists operate the Chalk River reactor, conduct nuclear research and development, support CANDU nuclear power reactors in Canada and throughout the world, produce medical isotopes, and manage nuclear waste. The parties are at an impasse over wage cuts and other concessions.
"The current negotiations will either steer the Laboratories towards a thriving future, or put them on the path to decommissioning, with serious economic and social consequences on Renfrew County", said PIPSC President Gary Corbett." 
And this is the latest news release from AECL: "We are pleased to announce that with the assistance of a federal mediator, PIPSC-CRPEG and AECL reached a tentative agreement. This agreement will be taken to members of PIPSC-CRPEG for a ratification vote in the coming weeks."
And see this link for more background: 

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