Unusual and expensive labour dispute at Buhler IndustriesPayments total $16 millionBy 08/20/2001|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 09/04/2003 The resolution of a bitter labour dispute has proven to be as unusual – and as expensive – as the various steps along its way:•In August 2000, Buhler Industries purchased the Versatile farm machinery manufacturing plant from New Holland NV for $15 million. It also assumed a $32 million Canadian government loan. •235 unionized workers walked off the job in November when contract negotiations failed. Buhler kept the plant operating by using replacement workers. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.