LOU 42 ARTICLE 9 – Contracting Out

April 24, 2023

To: All MoveUP members at FortisBC

As stated within your collective agreement, Article 9, there is the requirement for two union representatives to participate in this process, we currently have a vacancy we are looking to fill.

9.01 Work Done by Contractors

If it becomes necessary to consider contracting out work covered by Article 1.01, the Company will make every reasonable effort to advise the Union of the particulars at the earliest possible time, and in any event the Company will provide the Union with semi-annual updates of such particulars. The Union will be invited to provide input to and/or review all stages of the contracting out process.

  • The Company and the Union agree to a joint process to review potential contracting out proposals. The Company and the Union will appoint two representatives. It will be the COPE 378 representative’s responsibility to investigate all contracting out proposals prior to the contract being awarded. The COPE 378 representative will investigate items such as:
    • the type and nature of work to be performed;
    • the reason for contracting out, including reasons why the work (all or in part) cannot be performed internally by COPE members;
    • the union status of the proposed contractor; and
    • whether the contractor has exhibited previous problems or is in good standing at FortisBC.

If you are interested, please reach out to your Vice President Rysa Kronebusch, who can be reached at rkronebusch@moveuptogether.ca by the deadline of 4:30 p.m. on May 5, 2023.

In Solidarity,

Rysa Kronebusch
Vice President, Utilities

File Number: 23-FBC-BLTN- LOU 42 ARTICLE 9 - Contracting Out
Union Label: RK:hb usw2009


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