COPE 378 Members at BC Hydro Ratify Collective Agreement

Tuesday,
December 18, 2012


Burnaby – Members of the Canadian Office and Professional Employees
Union, local 378 (COPE 378) employed at BC Hydro have voted to
ratify their tentative collective agreement.

The agreement contains an overall four per cent wage lift,
staggered throughout the two years of the collective agreement.

Highlights of the tentative agreement include:

• April 1, 2012 (fully retroactive) – 1 per cent wage increase

• October 1, 2012 – 1 per cent wage increase

• April 1, 2013 – 1 per cent wage increase

• October 1, 2013 – 1 per cent wage increase

• Modest benefit increases such as expansion of immediate family to
bereavement language and favourable changes to length of service

The agreement covers the period of time April 1, 2012 to March 31,
2014.

COPE 378 represents nearly 2,000 inside technical, professional and
administrative workers at BC Hydro.