On Monday, December 4, 2023, representatives of the Society of Professional Engineers and Associates (SPEA) convened with Unifor representatives to move forward with the affiliated approved by members last month. This marked the beginning of a new chapter for AtkinsRéalis employees as they begin their formal affiliation with Unifor, and as Unifor welcomes 1000 new members in the nuclear energy sector.
In the coming weeks, teams from both sides will collaborate to ensure a smooth transition and address any outstanding issues. The primary objective remains securing the best outcomes for all members involved.
This merger reflects an evolving labour landscape in Canada, where unions are coming together seek to consolidate their strength for the benefit of their members. SPEA members joining Unifor will now have even more of an influential collective voice within their workplaces.