PWU members are referred to Hydro One through the Joint Canadian Union of Skilled Workers (CUSW)/PWU Dispatch for all mechanical, electrical, forestry and non-trades (e.g., Protection and Control Technologists, Meter Readers). Certified and Uncertified Civil Trades workers are referred from the Labourers International Union of North America (LiUNA) through the PWU.
PWU and CUSW members have $3 per earned hour remitted to the retirement plan and $3 per earned hour remitted to the benefit plan. LiUNA members have their health benefits and retirement money sent to their Local Union for deposit into their plans.
While working under the PWU/Hydro One Appendix “A,” LiUNA members are represented by the PWU as PWU members.
LiUNA and PWU members working under Appendix A of the PWU/Hydro One Collective Agreement are eligible for travel allowances when their regular residence is greater than 40 kilometres from the work location. When a member’s regular residence is greater than 97 kilometres from the site, room and board allowance may be paid, subject to proving a financial commitment to the regular residence (e.g., property tax bill, mortgage statement, rental agreement, landlord’s statement or a current utility bill).