City negotiates agreement with IBEW

The City of Penticton and IBEW Local 213 have reached a negotiated collective agreement with Electric Utility employees.

“The City is very pleased to have successfully negotiated a contract with City Electrical Utility staff,” said Mayor Garry Litke. “This is a fair agreement providing stability over a longer period while making the City competitive when recruiting and retaining skilled employees.”

The five-year agreement calls for two-per-cent increases each year in the term.

IBEW Local 213 represents municipal workers who serve the Penticton community through the Electric Utility by providing electrical service connections to residential, commercial and industrial customers, as well as installing and maintaining the power distribution, streetlight and traffic signal systems.

The agreement was ratified by union members on Thursday, Aug. 28.