SURREY, BC, July 9, 2012 /CNW/ - FortisBC has reached a labour agreement with the International
Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), the union representing the
company's 550 natural gas field employees.
The new collective agreement extends to March 31, 2015.
FortisBC is pleased to have reached this agreement to ensure certainty
and stability for its employees and natural gas customers.
The IBEW 213 represents FortisBC employees working primarily in gas
distribution and transmission including functions such as
installations, emergency response and the repair and maintenance of the
gas pipeline system.
FortisBC is a regulated utility focused on providing safe and reliable
energy, including natural gas, electricity, propane and thermal energy
solutions. FortisBC employs more than 2,300 British Columbians and
serves approximately 1.1 million customers in more than 135 B.C.
communities. FortisBC is indirectly wholly owned by Fortis Inc., the
largest investor-owned distribution utility in Canada. FortisBC owns
and operates four regulated hydroelectric generating plants,
approximately 7,000 kilometres of transmission and distribution power
lines and approximately 47,000 kilometres of natural gas transmission
and distribution pipelines. FortisBC Inc., FortisBC Energy Inc.,
FortisBC Energy (Vancouver Island) Inc., and FortisBC Energy (Whistler)
Inc. do business as FortisBC. Fortis Inc. shares are listed on the
Toronto Stock Exchange and trade under the symbol FTS. Additional
information can be accessed at www.fortisinc.com or www.sedar.com.
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