13:53 uur 22-05-2017

Westinghouse stuurt Boilermakers kennisgeving van uitsluiting

NEWINGTON, N.H.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–  Westinghouse Electric Company heeft vandaag bekendgemaakt dat het 172 werknemers een kennisgeving van uitsluiting (lockout) heeft gestuurd. Dit is het gevolg van een patstelling in de onderhandelingen tussen de International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Shipbuilders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers (de Boilermakers) van de productiefaciliteit voor kernreactoronderdelen in Newington, in New Hampshire. De uitsluiting is op 21 mei 2017 om 11:59 in werking getreden. Westinghouse werkt in de faciliteit verder met niet-vertegenwoordigde werknemers van Westinghouse en gebruikt andere Westinghouse-vestigingen om te voldoen aan de vraag.

Westinghouse trad in april formeel in gesprek met de Boilermakers over een arbeidsovereenkomst die op 30 april 2017 zou verlopen. Het bedrijf zette de onderhandelingen met de Boilermakers in goed vertrouwen voort na de verloopdatum van de overeenkomst, zodat het werk doorgang zou kunnen vinden. De Boilermakers en Westinghouse namen deel aan een bemiddelingsprocedure die helaas niet succesvol was. De vakbond weigerde het laatste, beste en definitieve aanbod voor een arbeidsovereenkomst van het bedrijf.



Westinghouse Issues Lockout Notice to Boilermakers

NEWINGTON, N.H.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Today, Westinghouse Electric Company announced that it has issued a lockout notice to 172 employees as a result of a stalemate in negotiations between the company and the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Shipbuilders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers (the Boilermakers) at the Nuclear Components Manufacturing (NCM) facility in Newington, New Hampshire. The lockout takes effect May 21, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Westinghouse will continue to operate the facility with non-represented Westinghouse employees and utilize alternate Westinghouse locations to meet customer commitments.

Westinghouse began formal negotiations with the Boilermakers in April for the contract that expired April 30, 2017. The company continued discussions in good faith with the Boilermakers beyond the contract expiration, allowing work to continue under an extension to the existing contract. The Boilermakers and Westinghouse engaged in a mediation process that was unfortunately not successful, and the union has refused to accept the company’s last, best and final contract offer.

“Westinghouse put forth its best and final offer given the current very serious business conditions. As the Boilermakers were not willing to accept the offer, the company made the difficult decision to invoke a lockout,” said Michele DeWitt, interim senior vice president, Nuclear Fuel & Components Manufacturing. “We are disappointed the union was unwilling to accept the fair offer presented to them but remain hopeful we will reach an agreement that is in the best interest of all parties.”

To learn more about Westinghouse Electric Company and our vision to be the first to innovate the next technology, practice or solution that helps our customers generate safer, cleaner, more reliable energy visit www.westinghousenuclear.com .


Westinghouse Electric Company
Sarah Cassella, +1 412-374-4744
Manager, External Communications

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