Society of Energy Professionals

Society of Energy Professionals

January 26, 2011 15:28 ET

Advisory: Energy Professionals in Hamilton to Support USW 1005

$10,000 Donation to Strike and Defense Fund

Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, Energy Editor, News Editor, Tech/Telecomm Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 26, 2011) - Saving US Steel pensions and pensioners is a priority for all members of pension plans, says Rod Sheppard, the leader of Ontario's energy professionals.

Sheppard will present USW 1005 President Rolf Gerstenberger with a cheque for $10,000, to help finance the pension fightback and support the families of locked out workers .

Where: Wilcox Gate, Hilton Works, US Steel, Burlington and Wilcox, Hamilton
When: 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011

"Blue collar, white collar, pink collar, we all work hard and deserve security in our retirement years," continued Sheppard. "Getting decent pensions from our employers took dozens of years, and many, many tough battles. We plan on keeping them and we will stand with any workers who need our support on this vital issue."

The Society of Energy Professionals represents more than 8,300 engineers, telecommunications and information technology professionals, scientists, supervisors, and others who for generations have designed, built, operated, and helped safeguard Ontario's vast electricity system. These women and men manage our electricity system and ensure our power is there when we need it, reliably and safely. The Society's members work for Ontario Power Generation, Hydro One, Bruce Power, the IESO, the OEB, the ESA and other key electricity sector employers.

/For further information: please contact Brian Robinson at (416) 716-6438/ IN: ENERGY, LABOUR, TELECOMM

Contact Information

  • Brian Robinson, Communications Officer, Society of Energy Professionals
    Primary Phone: 416-716-6438
    E-mail: brian@thesociety.ca