We recently met with Hudbay management with the assistance of a Federal Conciliator. We came prepared to negotiate an agreement that addresses your concerns. Management would not table a financial package of any kind. They have presented no plan to attract, train and retain tradespeople. In fact we have seen an increase in costly contractors in both the Flin Flon and Snow Lake operations. Local labour pools are left untapped. Future conciliation meetings are set for the week of April 14/15. On April 21/15 we find ourselves in a legal lockout/strike position. We are planning information meetings: Flin Flon March 5/15, Snow Lake March 9/15 with a Strike vote occurring on March 17/15 in each community. Exact times and locations of meetings and voting will be posted soon.
Your Bargaining Committee