Agreement reached between Westinghouse and NH union workers at nuclear components plant
NEWINGTON- Westinghouse has announced that it has agreed to a new contract with union representatives at a Newington manufacturing facility.
The company announced Sunday said it has agreed to a new, three-year contract with the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Shipbuilders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers at the Nuclear Components Manufacturing facility.
The agreement is effective June 5, 2017 to May 3, 2020, and ends the lockout that began on May 21.
A total of 172 employees will return to work beginning at 12:01 a.m. Monday, June 5.
In a statement released online, Mark Marano, Westinghouse chief operating officer said, “We are pleased that we have come to an agreement with the Boilermakers. This agreement enables us to continue manufacturing the components critical to the nuclear industry in New Hampshire. We believe this competitive three-year contract is in the best interest of both Westinghouse and the Boilermakers, and will continue our mutual success.”
A temporary contract had been in place this spring while discussions took place regarding a new contract. No agreement had been reached and pre-set arrangements were put into place, resulting in a union-member lockout
Both sides continued working toward a resolution, which resulted in the ratified contract today.