More than one month following a threatened lockout by TVA Rimouski, talks between the parties resumed early in the year. After a few meetings, the company offered a partial catch-up wage increase in an attempt to arrive at a final settlement. This offer resulted in a tentative agreement being reached. The catch-up wage increase was one of the major issues in negotiations.
Last Monday, February 5, employees of TVA Rimouski attended a presentation on the tentative agreement followed by a question period before voting 87 per cent in favour of the proposal by secret ballot.