FortisBC Inc. / FortisBC Energy Inc. Amalgamation Update #11
February 28, 2020
To: All MoveUP Members at FortisBC Inc. & FortisBC Energy Inc.
Company Paid Attendance at Amalgamation Voting Meetings
We write to provide some clarification regarding when the Company will pay for a member’s attendance at one of the on-site meetings.
The Company has only agreed to pay for the attendance of members who are working at the work locations at the time the meetings are being conducted. For instance, for an individual who works at the Kootenay Operations Centre (KOC) and who will want to attend the meeting at 1:oo pm, the Company will approve that time for that member to attend.
However, for those who may live in Vernon who wish to go a meeting in Kelowna or Kamloops, you would not qualify for the Company paid time off, as the meeting is not being conducted at your work location. The Company is only prepared to pay for the members who are currently working at the work site locations, so that will mean the following:
Kamloops – only individuals who work at the Kamloops work location will be approved to attend on Company time.
Kootenay Operations Centre – only individuals who work at KOC will be approved to attend on Company time.
Penticton – only individuals who work at the Penticton work location will be approved to attend on Company time.
Trail – only individuals who work at KOC will be approved to attend on Company time.
**Trail employees will not be compensated for their attendance at the meeting to take place at 4:30 pm. If you live in Trail and travel to KOC to work, as it is your designated headquarters, then your time will be paid to attend the meeting from 1:00 to 3:00 pm because you are at work.
We hope that this has provided some clarification, and we would ask that if you are not able to attend one of the off-site meetings that the option to call in on the Town Hall Meeting on Friday, March 13, 2020 is available.
Your FBC/FEI Amalgamation Committee:
Janet Maloff, FBC
Dean Temme, FBC
Sheena Demsey, FEI
Norm Stickelmann, FEI
Cindy A. Lee, Union Representative
Rysa Kronebusch, MoveUP Vice President – Utilities