Flin Flon, MB – The 180 members of IAM Local Lodge 1848 set up picket lines at noon Saturday, May 2, 2015 at entrances to the Hudbay operations in Flin Flon and Snow Lake, Manitoba.
“The traffic line stretches back well over a kilometer from our picket line,” explained IAM Grand Lodge Representative Ian Morland. “We’re enforcing a five minute protocol at both locations and the police are fine with it. It’s day three of the strike and the support is rock solid.”
The picket lines went up after final meetings with a conciliator proved fruitless. None of the outstanding language issues have been addressed by the employer and the wage enhancement package leaves members far behind the wages paid to apprentices and certified trades at sites in The Pas and Thompson, Manitoba.