Smart meters mean job losses
Posted on January 30, 2012 2:27 pm
BC Hydro's conversion to smart meters has led to concerns being raised about health and privacy impacts, and potential damage to appliances during the installation of the devices.
Now a local union is raising a new concern: job losses.
David Black, president of Local 378 of the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union, said in a letter to Burnaby city council that nearly 400 meter readers across the province, which it represents, will lose their jobs as a result.