April 21 update

 

 

 

 

TO ALL MEMBERS:

The federal conciliator will be returning on Monday, April 27. We are scheduled to meet with Hudbay’s negotiating team. Our one and only objective is to get our outstanding issues addressed and bargain a deal that we can recommend to our membership.

In solidarity

Your negotiating team

union dues

We met with Hudbay at 10am today in the hope that we could get our outstanding issues addressed. Unfortunately all Hudbay had to offer us was a letter to inform us that they will no longer be deducting union dues from our payroll anymore. This company does not want to play fair!! They are now trying to cripple us financially and beat us into submission. This can not be tolerated. We cannot let a BULLY win!!!!

In solidarity

Safety is #1

Under these stressful times we want to remind our members the importance of safety in the workplace. We must insure that before we start any job we must  asses all potential risks. We must reduce them to an acceptable level. We must follow all of Hudbay’s safety policies, insuring that all articles are met to your satisfaction. Work can not proceed until we are 100% sure that it can be done in the safest possible way. If any concerns should arise, please contact a safety or union steward for any clarification

Remember, working safe is our #1 priority

RATIFICATION VOTE RESULTS

The results of the ratification vote on Hudbay’s final offer are in.  The membership has rejected it by 96%.  Voter turn out was 87%.  We want to thank the membership for their strong voice.  Thank you for your direction.

 

In Solidarity,

Your Negotiating Committee

Final Offer Summary

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION of MACHINISTS

and AEROSPACE WORKERS

Machinists’ Local # 1848

86 Main Street

Flin Flon, MB

R8A1J8

Telephone: (204) 687-4293

Fax: (204) 687-4294

iam1848@mymts.net

Final offer summary

Wages

Year 1–$1.00

Year 2–$1.25

Year 3–$1.50

Pension

Year 1—1.50

Year 2–$2.00

Year 3—2.00

$1.00 on the bridge

We resolved none of our non-monetary issues and we are not recommending acceptance.

Please make every effort to attend the meetings and vote.

In solidarity

Your negotiating team

Ratification Vote

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION of MACHINISTS

and AEROSPACE WORKERS

Machinists’ Local # 1848

68 Main Street

Flin Flon, MB

Telephone: (204) 687-4293 R8A 1J8 Fax: (204) 687-4294

iam1848@mts.net

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RATIFICATION VOTE

On April 16, 2015 Hudbay tabled their final offer. Therefore we will be holding information meetings followed immediately by a ratification vote on the company’s offer. Due to time restraints imposed by the company we are rushed to schedule these meetings at the following times and locations.

Please make every effort to attend these important meetings.

Snow Lake Meetings: Location: Seniors Center

Date: Sunday April 19, 2015

Times: 4pm and 8pm

Flin Flon Meetings: Location: Steel Center

Date: Monday April 20, 2015

Times: 4pm and 8pm

In Solidarity,

Your Negotiations Committee