FortisBC is a regulated supply company focused on providing safe and reliable energy, including natural gas, electricity, propane and thermal energy solutions. FortisBC employs more than 2,300 Colombians and manages approximately 1.1 million customers in more than 135 B.C communities. FortisBC is indirectly owned entirely by Fortis Inc., Canada`s largest distribution company. FortisBC owns and operates four regulated hydroelectric plants, approximately 7,000 kilometres of transmission and distribution lines and approximately 47,000 kilometres of natural gas transmission and distribution lines. FortisBC Inc., FortisBC Energy Inc., FortisBC Energy (Vancouver Island) Inc., and FortisBC Energy (Whistler) Inc. do business as FortisBC. Fortis Inc.`s shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and are traded under the symbol FTS. For more information, see www.fortisinc.com or www.sedar.com. SURREY, BC, July 9, 2012 /CNW/ – FortisBC has entered into an employment contract with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), the union that represents the company`s 550 natural gas employees. MEDIA CONTACT: Joyce Wagenaar Director, Communication FortisBC Phone: 604-785-8946 Email: [email protected] fortisbc.com twitter.com/fortisBC youtube.com/fortisBC The new collective agreement is renewed until March 31, 2015.
FortisBC is pleased to have entered into this agreement to ensure the safety and stability of its natural gas employees and customers. FortisBC Inc. (formerly known as West Kootenay Power) produces and distributes electricity to households and businesses in British Columbia. IBEW 213 represents FortisBC employees, primarily active in gas distribution and transportation, including functions such as facilities, emergency measures, and gas distribution repair and maintenance. Since 1980, MoveUP has represented employees at Fortis (West Kootenay Power). FortisBC takes an important step towards the implementation of hydrogen in… FortisBC Inc.`s entry into B.C. began in 2004 with the purchase of Aquila Networks Canada.
Aquila had bought the power of West Kootenay. FortisBC offers renovators twice as much reason to… They offer failure repairs and emergency measures, build, maintain and build power lines and facilities, and install and read meters. Cost of natural gas tariff changes for FortisBC customers….