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Grieving the Tragic Loss of Our Fellow Members and Colleagues

We are deeply saddened to hear about the tragic passing of our fellow CUSW members and PWU colleague. Our deepest sympathies go out to their families and their loved ones.

The incident occurred while the crew was accessing a 230kV transmission tower to clamp in shield wire. We are grateful to the first responders and Hydro One onsite team for their brave efforts. Employees who were onsite when the accident occurred, supporting the first responders, are receiving Employee and Family Assistance Plan services and counseling.

Today, we grieve for our friends and our colleagues. We can easily forget about the risks we take every day. Let's all take the time to reflect on the paramount importance of working safely.

During this grieving process we will do everything we can to help employees and their families who have been affected in any way. For anyone seeking assistance dealing with tragedy, feel free to call Homewood Health Services' 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-800-663-1142 or visit the PSBT website for more information.

CUSW Office Move

As of Saturday, December 2nd, our new office address for CUSW, PSBT and PSRT is: 

10 Carlson Court
Suite 802
Etobicoke, ON
M9W 6L2


CUSW Member Andrew Gresel Has Solid 2017 Race Season

We're proud to sponsor CUSW member, Andrew Gresel, as he rolled through the 2017 season in fine form. With 5 Top-5's in the Pro Late Model races, and a win and 2 Top-5's in the Super Late Model races, Andrew was flying! 

Follow the Sauble Falls Racing Team, and stay tuned to Facebook and Twitter and the Sauble Falls racing team website.

CUSW Has a New President!

The National Board elections took place on Friday, June 30th. After 18 years as President, and one of the founding Members of CUSW, Joe Mulhall decided to retire.  His leadership and dedication to making CUSW a 21st Century union is why we are all here today. Thank you Joe, for your vision, guidance and commitment!

CUSW is excited to announce that Geoff Denstedt has been elected as the new President!

For a complete listing of the National Board election results, download the offical results download the official results

2017 CUSW Hockey Tournament


Fairway and Bruce Unit co-winners of 2017 Hockey Tournament

After a hard fought "A" final, Fairway Electric and Bruce Unit remained tied after regualtion and instead of a shootout, the teams decided to leave it as a tie. In the "B" final, Greater Durham Unit defeated the Northern Unit squad.

By all accounts, this year's Tourney was one of the best yet. Stay tuned for info on next year's tourney on the Hockey Tournament information page


2017 CUSW Family Fishing Derby

All CUSW Members, Family and Friends are welcome to the 2017 CUSW Family Fishing Derby! Last year was the best Derby yet. 

June 23-25th, 2017
at the Anchor Bay Camp in Lakehurst, Ontario. 
$30/adult (16+)

There will be a pig roast along with a barbecued chicken dinner. Retirees and their families are most welcome and encouraged to come fishing or at least visit for the day and enjoy the dinner put on by the CUSW members.

Register by June 1st.

To Register contact Kris Croteau at 613-577-2849  or Pat Smith at 905-440-5423.

Download the Derby Flyer

Skills Ontario Competition

Taking place May 1st-3rd, 2017, the Skills Ontario Competition is Canada's largest skilled trade and technology competition. 

The Skills Ontario Competition offers a unique opportunity for top students to demonstrate that they are the best of the best in their field. Over the two and a half days, they turn the heads of their educators, family, friends and prospective employers. Winners are awarded with Gold, Silver or Bronze medals - and some with monetary awards, too - and the opportunity to compete at the Skills Canada National Competition. From there, competitors could be headed to a WorldSkills Competition. 

In addition to contests, the Skills Ontario Competition has a number of components, including:

  • Career Exploration Showcase
  • Young Women's Conference
  • First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) Student Conference 
  • Closing Ceremony

Visit the Skills Ontario event page for more info New Courses Released

A total of 46 new online career boosting courses have been released at As a CUSW member, you are entitled to a 75% reimbursement from the Training Trust Fund, taking the cost of each course to a low $10. Learn more about the Training Trust here.

Visit for a list of courses.

3 New E-Learning Courses Launched to CUSW Members

We’re excited to announce the launch of 3 new courses, open to CUSW members. Members can access the courses using their CUSW sign in.


Workplace HS Rep

Learn all about the role of the Workplace HS Rep in this NEW one-hour on-line course! As we head towards an election year in CUSW, this course is very timely since one of the first elections of the year will be for your Workplace Health and Safety Representative. In this one-hour course, you will learn all about the role of the Workplace HS Rep as well as the skills needed and the duties required.

Sign into AllianceLearning using your regular CUSW user ID and password and look for this new course under the “HS Rep Specific” tab.



Negotiating 101

This 45-minute course is perfect for Members who want to learn more about what is involved in the negotiation process. You will learn about the history of how Collective Agreements and the right of Canadians to bargain collectively with their employers came to be. This is the perfect place to start if you have an interest in participating on your workplace's Negotiating Committee.



Negotiating a Collective Agreement

If you are interested in stepping forward to participate on your workplace's Negotiating Committee, this course is for you! During this 60-minute on-line course you will learn about: negotiating strategies; the components of a Collective Agreement; determining the purpose and scope of an agreement; and an introduction to the terminology used in Collective Agreements.

Please Note: this on-line course is a pre-requisite to the face-to-face training that is provided by the National Negotiating Committee.


How to access

To watch a 6 minute video that will take you through the steps to access Take the LEAD on-line and other learning programs available through the platform, click here.


CUSW Members Participate in Bruce Power Aboriginal Employment and Business Forum

This past spring, CUSW members participated in an important event in Owen Sound. The Bruce Power Aboriginal Employment and Business Forum is an annual event where local Aboriginal people can learn about careers in Ontario's electricity sector. As members representing CUSW, Jarrod and Jason were able to discuss our Apprenticeship program and how to apply to become an apprentice with interested attendees. 

For more info on the event, visit this link.

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