The energy sector meeting addressed a range of issues affecting CUPE members across Canada.

At Hydro-Québec, the employer has introduced new customer service and over-time policies. Pensions plans, health and safety and subcontracting will be at the center of discussions during collective bargaining.

In Manitoba, employer pressure to reduce costs has affected workers’ health and safety.

In Ontario, following the privatisation of Hydro One, the Liberals are now planning to sell municipal distribution services.

Finally, images of CUPE members helping our American neighbours during Hurricane Irma were shown and warmly applauded.