Have you discussed our most recent proposal with your senior management?
Yes, but they are as yet unwilling to agree to each term of the contract.
But are they willing to continue negotiations to try and find a mutually beneficial outcome?
Yes. But there is another problem.
They have asked to delay the next round of negotiations.
Because they feel it is necessary to discuss your proposals in more detail, as well as to assess how far they`re willing to go with these negotiations.
Ok, so when can we expect to re-commence negotiations?
Is Monday next week good for you?