Bc Hydro Union Agreement

McKay did not say what those next steps might be, but a union member who spoke to Global News on condition of anonymity said a strike could be possible. Lanzinger, however, rejected the idea of NDP governments awarding overly generous contracts to unions that provide campaign donations. “We are committed to continuing to work with IBEW management on an agreement,” said BC Hydro. If you are not a union advisor or administrator, we cannot contact you via your email address due to employer restrictions. Make sure we have your email address at home so we can keep you up to date with the latest union-employer information. Update your information by registering on the members` portal. After months of negotiations, an interim agreement was reached in December, but McKay warned at the time that the province`s bargaining mandate for public service employees prevented the union from negotiating beyond a 2% annual increase. “Our members have sent a clear message and we will be speaking to our members in the coming days to discuss next steps,” Doug McKay, the union`s director of business, said in a statement. The union did not disclose the exact details of the interim agreement or the reasons why it was rejected. In its three-year fiscal forecasts in the 2018 budget, the government had no explicit contingency for additional spending from collective agreements. But they wrote that “the cost of ratified collective agreements will be reflected in the 2019 budget.” The majority of B.C. public unions have seen below-inflation wage increases over the past decade, many of them during the last term of the Liberal government B.C. “Expectations will be high among unionized workers because they have a more friendly government in Victoria, but that involves very large expenses, and it is a government that will be cautious in this kind of thing.

So it`s not just going to be a round of negotiations,” said Thompson, who has been involved in union issues in B.C for decades. The union representing BC Hydro`s electrical workers refused a preliminary contract with municipal services, opening the door to possible union action. “We only set our (negotiation) goals in the fall, but it might be fair to think that given the accessibility issues in B.C., the pay will be very high,” he told delegates at the union`s annual general meeting. The collective agreement of B.C. doctors also expires. However, negotiations for many unions will begin well before this budget is released. Global News sought the advice of McKay and the union. The union represents more than 2,000 BC Hydro artisans who have been out of contract since the beginning of April 2019. “This was not our experience in collective bargaining in the public sector…

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