Health Plan Rebuttal

The Health Plan will be overseen by a Health Plan Committee with five (5) representatives appointed by the Unions (one (1) from the United Steelworkers, Local 7106, tow (2) from the United Steelworkers, Local 9338, one (1) from the Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers) and two (2) from the Company.

It is understood that the role of the Health Plan Committee is limited to administering the terms of the Health Plan and that any changes to the Plan would require the approval of the Company and the Union

The above statement is the 3rd paragraph from page 6 of 22 document from Hudbay’s Final Offer to the IAM.

Rob Winton, vice president , Manitoba Business Unit for Hudbay was quoted in The Daily Reminder saying “ THE OFFER PRESENTED TO IAM REMOVED REFERENCE TO THE HEALTH PLAN AGREEMENT,WHICH HE SAID IAM HAS NOT SIGNED SINCE 2006, AND MAINTAINED THE LANGUAGE AS IT WAS IN THE NOW- EXPIRED COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT (CBA)

Let’s once again get the facts straight. The above two paragraphs of language is what management wants deleted from our health plan 

As you can see, management is trying to hijack this plan from under our feet. Not only does he want to remove union’s approval, he wants to completely dissolve any power the health committee had. They want COMPLETE CONTROL of our health plan

Once this happens our benefits will be eroded and removed as they see fit

WE CANNOT LET THIS HAPPEN, WE MUST NOT LET THIS HAPPEN AND WE WILL NOT LET THIS HAPPEN

In solidarity

Your Negotiating Committee