The power to change

N.B. Power teamed up with its union to trim a projected $8.4 million in benefit costs
By Todd Humber
|CHRR, Guide to Pensions & Benefits|Last Updated: 12/03/2004

In a typical house in Fredericton, the telephone rings. A worker, off on short-term disability from his job at New Brunswick Power, hobbles over and picks up the receiver.

A terse conversation follows, he hangs up the phone angrily and shuffles back to the couch.

Hours later the telephone rings again. The same man shuffles over and answers the call. A friendly conversation ensues, laughter and pleasantries are exchanged, he hangs up in a good mood and heads back to the couch for more rest.