Employer pays high price for bullying

Labour board decision defines bad faith bargaining
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 09/04/2003

Last month, the Manitoba Labour Board determined that Buhler Versatile Inc. bargained in bad faith in contract negotiations with the union representing its workers. It also ordered Buhler to pay $6 million in lost wages to its employees – the largest compensation award in its history.

The board’s written reasons, released Aug. 1, explain why it found bad faith on Buhler’s part.

The reason is simple: Buhler was a bully.