Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

July 10, 2012 14:18 ET

Media Advisory: Nuclear Experts to Hold News Conference and Information Picket at Chalk River Laboratories to Demand a Fair Settlement

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 10, 2012) - With a July 17, 2012 strike deadline fast approaching, nuclear experts represented by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) will hold a news conference and stage an information picket at Chalk River Laboratories to demand a fair settlement from their employer, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited.

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.

Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Time: Information picket: 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Press conference: 9 a.m.
Place: Main Gate, Chalk River Laboratories, Chalk River, Ontario

Available for comment/photo opportunity:

  • Gary Corbett, President, PIPSC
  • Jamie Dunn, Negotiator, PIPSC

The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada represents some 60,000 professionals and scientists across Canada's public sector, including approximately 700 nuclear experts employed at the Chalk River facility.

Contact Information

  • Pierre Villon
    (613) 228-6310 extension 2228
    (613) 794-9369 (cell)