Members of the International Association of Machinists Local 1848 have rejected what Hudbay called their final contract offer to the Union. Information meetings and ratification votes were held in Snow Lake Sunday and Flin Flon yesterday.
Union President Rene Beauchamp reports they had 156 members vote which is 87 percent of their membership. He says they voted 96 percent to reject the contract offer. He says the next step is to try to get back to the table with Hudbay. He says the plan looking forward is to get hold of the Company and tell them that they are ready to sit down and hammer out a collective agreement. He says they just want to open up dialogue and start talking with them again as up to now they haven’t really talked whatsoever so they just want to start negotiating.
Beauchamp adds they met with Hudbay briefly this morning and it wasn’t a positive meeting. No date has been set for future meetings.