Truth on the Western Economy

Does the arrogance of this company have a limit ? Is trying to instill fear and intimidation all they know ? Rob Winton, Vice President, Manitoba Unit for Hudbay, was quoted in the Daily Reminder saying, “THE OFFER WE PRESENTED WAS GENEROUS AND FAIR, ESPECIALLY GIVEN THE ECONOMIC REALITIES IN WESTERN CANADA”

Let’s get the facts straight. We want to assure the membership that this is nothing more than another ploy to scare us and our community. After a little research, and by just looking at ONE job search website called INDEED.COM, nothing could be further from the truth.

Looking at Western Canada, consisting of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan, we found that there is a total of 1,305 skilled worker jobs available to us. 656 available to Heavy Duty Mechanics, 245 available to Industrial Mechanics, 172 available to Pipe fitters and 232 available to Machinists.

Do you think Hudbay advertised $60/hr for scab workers out of the goodness of their hearts ? The reality of it is, that this is the new price to get skilled workers, when the demand greatly outweighs the supply.

Is this company willing to risk losing their seasoned, experienced skilled workers ? If they leave, many of them will NEVER COME BACK

Here’s some corporate strategy, LET’S SIT DOWN AND NEGOTIATE A FAIR AGREEMENT FOR EVERYONE.

In solidarity

Your negotiating team