About 1,100 Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) employees belonging to two of the utility’s largest labor unions ratified a new, four-year contract that takes effect immediately, the company announced Jan. 17.
The contract, ratified by International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Locals 420 and 457, provide for annual wage increases of 3 percent, 2.75 percent, 2.5 percent and 3 percent over the four-year agreement.
“Throughout our negotiations with the union leadership, we were committed to maintaining the comprehensive benefits offered by CL&P, while also improving service and holding the line on rising costs for our customers,” said William Herdegen, president and COO of CL&P, in a prepared statement.
The company said the new contract provides updates to CL&P-sponsored benefit programs that address rising health care costs while maintaining a comprehensive package for employees.
CL&P, based in Berlin, is a subsidiary of Northeast Utilities Co.