FortisBC Energy Inc. and FortisBC Inc. – Amalgamation Discussions Bulletin #3
January 11, 2019
To: All MoveUP Members at FortisBC Energy Inc. and FortisBC Inc.
On January 3 and 4, the Union and the Company met to begin discussions regarding the viability of amalgamating the two (2) bargaining units.
We reviewed the terms of reference surrounding the terms of the discussions, each other’s perspective with respect to what amalgamation means and what it doesn’t mean. We did agree to deal with the respective unit’s collective agreements to see if there is commonality in the language between the two. We have agreed to strike sub committees comprised of the Union’s designates from the Electric and the Gas bargaining units along with the Company’s designate.
We are now planning to schedule meetings to continue those discussions within our subcommittees and then reconvene as a “master” committee to discuss recommendations.
We will keep you apprised as things develop.
Cindy A. Lee