Bruce Power employees ratify new collective agreement

TIVERTON, ON – Jan. 9, 2007 – Bruce Power employees represented by the Power Workers’ Union (PWU) have voted in favour of a new three-year collective agreement.

Following a series of membership meetings over the past month, 88.6 per cent of those who cast ballots supported the new agreement, which provides job security for the more than 2,500 PWU-represented employees through the term of the contract.

The agreement extends until Dec. 31, 2009 and includes general wage increases of 3.25 per cent this year, 3.2 per cent in 2008 and 3 per cent in 2009, plus cost-of-living adjustments in the second and third years.

“We are extremely pleased to have such a strong ratification vote for this three-year collective agreement,” said Mike Roberts, Bruce Power’s Vice President of Human Resources. “We now have collective agreements in place with all of our unions covering the period of the Bruce A Units 1 and 2 Restart. This is a very positive step forward for our business.”

Larry Alderdice, the PWU’s Bruce Sector Representative, was also pleased with the strength of the vote.

“This is a good package for our membership, one that provides security, good wage increases and cost-of-living protection,” Alderdice said. “We basically have the ground set for the next three years.”

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