2015 Contract Negotiation Update 4

Your bargaining committee met January 5/15 .  At this time we decided to contact the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services to assist us in bargaining with Hudbay.  Here is a copy of our request.


Mr. Guy Baron                                                                                                                       January 06, 2015

Director General

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services

Employment and Social Development Canada

165 rue Hotel de Ville

Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0J2

Dear Mr. Guy Baron

Subject: Assistance Request for the Appointment of a Conciliation Officer

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local #1848 and Hudbay Minerals based in Flin Flon, Manitoba have been unable to resolve many issues at the bargaining table therefore we are requesting that your office consider the appointment of a Conciliation Officer to assist the parties. We submitted our Notice to Bargain on October 03, 2014 copy attached and the current Collective Agreement expired on December 31, 2014. The parties have held several meetings in an attempt to revise the CBA unfortunately we appear to have some fundamental differences.

Yours truly,

Ian Morland

Grand Lodge Representative

International Association of Machinists