2015 Contract Negotiation Update 2

Your bargaining committee met with Hudbay today, December 9/14.   The morning session consisted of  proposed changes, deletions, renewals and new letters of understanding.  The afternoon session was spent going over IAMAW 1848 language and economic proposals.  We have agreement on some existing letters as well as good discussion on others.  However these letters are tied to our language and economic proposals to which we received “NO” answers.  Hudbay informed us today that NO does not really mean NO.  Their position is that NO actually means ” rewrite your proposal” and bring it back to us.  We will not bargain with ourselves and told Hudbay such.   At our opening meeting November 13/14  Hudbay demanded our proposal, accusing our Union of not being prepared to negotiate.  We are prepared.   We passed our proposals to Hudbay on December 2/14.  As of today we have not received proposals or counter proposals from Hudbay.  Our next meeting is scheduled for December 16/14.   We, your bargaining committee, thank you again for your direction and support.

In Solidarity

IAMAW 1848 Bargaining Committee