Fortis employees declare 72 hour notice

FortisBC received 72-hour notice from the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union (COPE) Local 378 on September 26

  • Oct. 9, 2012 6:00 a.m.


FortisBC received 72-hour notice from the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union (COPE) Local 378 on September 26.

FortisBC will be applying to the BC Labour Relations Board to have some electricity work functions designated as essential. No job action can take place until an approved essential services order is in place.

The company resumed negotiations with the union on October 3 and is working to reach an agreement through dialogue.

FortisBC tabled a market competitive offer which is consistent with other compensation and benefits within FortisBC.


FortisBC has a contingency plan for its electric service to deal with various forms of job action. As always, FortisBC’s primary focus is on the ongoing safety of its operations and the public, while ensuring the safe and reliable delivery of electricity.



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