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Electrical Safety Authority Statement on SUP Employees Strike Action

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 20, 2023 - The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) has been in ongoing negotiations with our Society of United Professional (SUP) Employee representatives since June. As of this morning, SUP Employees have commenced strike action.

While both parties have worked hard in the negotiations, unfortunately, we have not been able to reach an agreement. 

SUP represents about 12% of ESA's workforce. The remainder of ESA's employees continue to work, including our inspectors and customer service call centre representatives.

We are committed to resolving this situation as soon as possible and are hopeful that we can come to a fair and equitable resolution with our colleagues.

In the meantime, ESA remains focused on our safety mandate. Plans are in place to maintain delivery of all services and we will continue our important work of helping to ensure electrical and public safety in Ontario.

About the Electrical Safety Authority

The Electrical Safety Authority's (ESA’s) role is to enhance public electrical safety in Ontario. As an administrative authority acting on behalf of the Government of Ontario, ESA is responsible for administering specific regulations related to the Ontario Electrical Safety Code, the licensing of Electrical Contractors and Master Electricians, electricity distribution system safety, and electrical product safety. ESA works extensively with stakeholders throughout the province on education, training and promotion to foster electrical safety across the province.

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