As the year 2020 comes to a close, talks of collective agreements for 2021 are starting to heat up. One topic that has caught the attention of many in the Ottawa area is the Hydro Ottawa collective agreement.

Hydro Ottawa is a local electricity distribution company that services over 340,000 customers in the Ottawa area. The company is owned by the City of Ottawa and has been in operation for over 100 years. The collective agreement between Hydro Ottawa and its employees outlines the terms and conditions of employment, including wages, benefits, and working conditions.

Negotiations for the next collective agreement will be closely watched by Hydro Ottawa employees, as well as the community at large. The current agreement is set to expire on March 31, 2021, and negotiations for the new agreement are expected to begin in the coming months.

One of the main issues that is likely to be addressed in the new agreement is wage increases. Hydro Ottawa employees have been working hard throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that customers have access to reliable electricity. Many feel that their efforts should be recognized with a fair wage increase.

Another issue that may be addressed in the new agreement is job security. With the COVID-19 pandemic causing economic uncertainty, many workers are concerned about their job security. The new collective agreement may include provisions that protect workers’ jobs in the event of layoffs or other economic challenges.

As negotiations for the new Hydro Ottawa collective agreement continue, it will be important for both sides to communicate openly and work towards a fair and equitable agreement. With so many people relying on the services provided by Hydro Ottawa, it is essential that the company and its employees continue to work together to provide reliable and affordable electricity to the community.

In conclusion, the Hydro Ottawa collective agreement for 2021 is an important issue for both employees and the community at large. As negotiations continue, it will be essential for both sides to work towards a fair and equitable agreement that recognizes the hard work and dedication of Hydro Ottawa employees, while also ensuring that customers have access to reliable and affordable electricity services.