The IBEW Bargaining Committee has had our second set of negotiations with BC Hydro on April 20 and 21. Although the collective agreement has expired I want to remind you that the collective agreement is in full force and effect until it’s either re-negotiated or broken by a strike or lock out.
As you are all aware our negotiations are governed by a Provincial Mandate set down by (PSEC) Public Sector Employer’s Council. BC Hydro has not provided us with their mandate as of yet. We are continuing to bargain contract language and await the outcome of other public sector bargaining to see if the mandate changes.
We will keep you posted on the progress we are making with this employer.