Proposed Letter of Understanding for Capital Power

I emailed Capital Power last week and proposed a Letter of Understanding to help both the Union and the Company navigate through this extremely trying time. To date it has not been accepted. Neither has revised or amended letter been proposed by the Company. Here’s a copy of the letter I proposed:

Letter of Understanding #14

between

 Capital Power

(hereinafter called the “Company”)

-and-

 Local No. 1007, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

(hereinafter called the “Union”)

 

 

Whereas the Government of Alberta has declared a state of emergency under the Public Health Act, RSA 2000, c. P-37, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic;

 

And whereas the Union and the Company recognize a joint obligation under the Occupational Health & Safety Act, SA 2017, c.-O-2.1, for both the Company and Union members to take all reasonable steps to prevent work site injuries, illnesses and diseases, and to take all reasonable steps to protect the health and safety and welfare of all workers employed by the Company;

 

And whereas the Union and the Company recognize the unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 pandemic;

 

The Union and Company therefore agree as follows:

 

  1. The parties will agree to temporary amendments or adjustments to Article 6 – Working Conditions of the collective agreement to ensure that best practices are followed to allow for the health and safety of all workers employed by the Company.

 

  1. All other provisions of the collective agreement will remain in effect, except where necessary to reflect any changes made to Article 6 – Working Conditions.

 

  1. The parties agree to discuss and implement as soon as possible any temporary amendments or adjustments in good faith and on a reasonable basis.

 

  1. All amendments or adjustments will be made in writing and signed by both parties.

 

  1. In the event of a dispute over the temporary amendments or adjustments to Article 6 – Working Conditions, the parties agree that the changes will be implemented and the parties will deal with the dispute under the Dispute Resolution Process of the collective agreement.

 

  1. This Letter of Understanding will expire once the Government of Alberta has ended the state of emergency.

 

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