Thursday December 14, 2017
For Immediate Release
Flin Flon, MB – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1848 have ratified a new collective agreement with HudBay Mining.
The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 2.5 per cent in each year plus a one-time $1,000.00 signing bonus. The agreement also provides an increase of 1.2 per cent to pension contributions. “We negotiated an additional $1.00 bridging increase to the pension contributions to help give members extra money until age 65,” explained IAM Grand Lodge Representative Tony Didoshak. Other agreement highlights include:
- Paid time for union business increased from two days a month to four
- Paid lunch increased from $10.00 to $15.00
- Paid rest time of 8 hours between shifts
- Improved language for call in pay
The 160 members perform skilled trades at mining and smelting operations in Flin Flon and Snow Lake.
For further information:
Tony Didoshak – IAM Grand Lodge Representative
Bill Trbovich – IAM Director of Communications
416-386-1789 Ext #31/416-735-9765