MONTREAL, Nov. 15, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Hydro-Québec is pleased to
announce that the agreement in principle reached with respect to the
early renewal of collective agreements has been ratified by a very
large majority of members in the CUPE union coalition. Note that the
Syndicat professionnel des ingénieurs d'Hydro-Québec [engineers' union]
had already accepted the agreement.
Key elements of the agreement
Freeze on salaries for 2014 and 2015;
Implementation of 50/50 sharing of the current service cost of the
Salary increases of 3% in 2016, 2.75% in 2017 and 2.5 % in 2018;
Elimination of the Régime d'intéressement [incentive plan] in 2014 and
partial integration of 4.2% in salary scales, as of January 1, 2015.
The new collective agreements will take effect on January 1, 2014, and
end on December 31, 2018, with the exception of CUPE locals 4250 and
9867, whose collective agreements will expire on December 31, 2019.
Hydro-Québec management would like to emphasize the hard work and
professionalism of the unions in these negotiations. It also wants to
acknowledge the responsible approach taken by its employees and union
representatives in opting for the renewal of collective agreements
before they were due to expire.
The CUPE union coalition includes:
Syndicat des employé-e-s de métiers d'Hydro-Québec [trade employees],
Syndicat des employé-e-s de techniques professionnelles et de bureau
d'Hydro-Québec [technical and clerical employees], local 2000;
Syndicat des spécialistes et professionnels d'Hydro-Québec [specialists
and professional employees], local 4250;
Fraternité des constables spéciaux d'Hydro-Québec, [special constables],
Syndicat des employé(e)s de réseau d'Hydro-Québec [power system
employees], local 9867;
Syndicat professionnel des scientifiques de l'IREQ [research institute
For further information:
Louis-Olivier Batty, Press Officer