TORONTO, March 25, 2019 /CNW/ - Hydro One Inc. ("Hydro One") and the Society of United Professionals ("the Society") are pleased to announce the achievement of a tentative settlement of a two-year collective agreement covering approximately 1,500 employees in critical engineering, supervisory and administrative roles.
"Negotiating teams on both sides worked diligently and constructively to develop an agreement that recognizes the significant contributions of our employees in delivering exceptional customer service, reducing costs, improving the reliability of Ontario's electricity system and driving shareholder value," said Paul Dobson, Acting President and CEO, Hydro One.
"The Society of United Professionals prides itself on working collaboratively with employers to negotiate collective agreements that are fair for everyone," said Scott Travers, President of the Society. "I am pleased that the leadership of both parties were able to reach a tentative memorandum of agreement." The leadership of the Society recommends that their members accept this agreement.
Union members will now vote on this tentative agreement with the outcome anticipated by the end of April.
About Hydro One Inc.:
Hydro One Inc. is a fully owned subsidiary of Hydro One Limited, Ontario's largest electricity transmission and distribution provider with almost 1.4 million valued customers, approximately $25.7 billion in assets and 2018 annual revenues of nearly $6.2 billion. Our team of approximately 8,600 skilled and dedicated employees proudly build and maintain a safe and reliable electricity system which is essential to supporting strong and successful communities. In 2018, Hydro One invested almost $1.6 billion in its 30,000 circuit km of high-voltage transmission and 123,000 circuit km of primary distribution networks and injected approximately $1.3 billion into the economy by buying goods and services in Ontario. We are committed to the communities where we live and work through community investment, sustainability and diversity initiatives. We are one of only six utility companies in Canada to achieve the Sustainable Electricity Company designation from the Canadian Electricity Association. Through Hydro One Telecom Inc.'s extensive fibre optic network, we also provide advanced broadband telecommunications services on a wholesale basis. Hydro One Limited's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: H).
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About the Society of United Professionals:
The Society of United Professionals was founded more than 70 years ago by engineers who wanted better working conditions. Today, the Society represents 8,000 professionals across Ontario in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Society members include engineers, lawyers and supervisors among many other occupations. Learn more at www.thesociety.ca and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
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