Hydro Ottawa and IBEW Reach Four-Year Collective Agreement

October 11, 2023

Hydro Ottawa and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) have ratified a new four-year collective agreement, ending a labour disruption that began on June 28, 2023. The agreement provides employees with generous wage increases, as well as increases in benefits, premiums and allowances. 

“I recognize that this labour disruption was difficult for everyone, including all of our employees. I cannot stress enough how encouraged I am by this outcome, and how very much I am looking forward to welcoming our employees back today,” said Bryce Conrad, President and Chief Executive Officer.

As the company works to return to normal business operations, its commitment remains the same: providing safe, reliable, affordable and renewable electricity to its customers and the community it serves. 

“I am extremely grateful to our customers for their continued patience and support over the past couple months,” expressed Bryce Conrad, President and Chief Executive Officer. “And I am equally grateful for our management teams and contractors who worked day and night for as long as it took to reach a deal. Their commitment and professionalism shown throughout the summer months ensured power was brought back safely and efficiently to the residents and businesses of Ottawa when outages occurred.”


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