By Anthony Capkun
September 1, 2014 – Nova Scotia Power and IBEW Local 1928 say they have reached an agreement that will provide “further job stability for employees and long-term, sustainable cost savings for customers”.
In July, the union and its executive board agreed to present a tentative agreement to its membership; members were then provided the opportunity to vote and, a few days ago, the majority voted in favour of accepting.
“This is certainly a positive result for our company and, most importantly, for our employees,” said Bob Hanf, NS Power president and CEO. “The ratified agreement will result in long-term cost savings, while also providing further security for our employees in the years to come.”
“After a great deal of work and negotiation, we are pleased to be able to reach an agreement with the company,” said IBEW business manager Jeff Richardson. “Our members have voted in favour of the agreement, and we fully support them in their decision.”