The union representing BC Hydro`s electricity workers refused a preliminary agreement with municipal services, opening the door to possible work steps. The union did not disclose the exact details of the interim agreement or the reasons why it was rejected. McKay, however, said in an earlier statement that the union had achieved “significant improvements in the language of the contract as well as performance gains in a three-year contract.” “We are committed to continuing to work with IBEW management on an agreement,” said BC Hydro. The province`s negotiating mandate has been a sensitive issue for the teachers of the . They .B, who say they are obstructing wage increases at a level that can attract extra-presidential attitudes and address a critical shortage of teachers. As part of the exploration of all options, the utility approached us on the condition of confidentiality to explore that most ABSBC companies and employees have been reinstated to BC Hydro. “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. BC Hydro advised us that the business environment has changed and, in keeping with their focus on the fact that employees are responsible for customer service, they wanted to know how to perform these services in-house. In 2002, BC outsourced Hydro services, which are located outside of the main electricity generation and supply business. As a result, one-third of our BC Hydro members have moved from BC Hydro to ABSBC effective April 1, 2003. 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. READ MORE: B.C. Water prices will increase by 8.1 per cent over the next five years, a BC Hydro spokesperson said the distribution company does not expect the refusal to have an impact on BC Hydro`s operations or customers, who represent a large majority of B.C. BC Hydro is putting outsourced work back into the utility at Accenture Business Services BC (ABSBC). This is the right step for our BC Hydro and ABSBC members and for the overall health and stability of the company. READ MORE: B.C. Teachers reject the ombudsman`s recommendations for a contract agreement with employer McKay, did not say what the next steps might be, but a union member who spoke to Global News on condition of anonymity said a strike was possible. When asked about the email back to the following addresses: The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 258 said it had counted members` mail votes on Wednesday and that 63% of voters rejected the deal.

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